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Students Experienced the Facets of IT Security

Report on the First Digital Security Day at the St. Pölten UAS

Students Experienced the Facets of IT Security

At the annual Security Day, the St. Pölten UAS offers school students the opportunity to get acquainted with current issues in IT security and actively explore them in workshops and challenges. Being held online this year, the Security Day featured a diverse programme with the topic of “High-Velocity Security” at its centre.

Blackouts, Deepfake Videos, and More

IT Consultant Tobias Zillner started the Online Security Day with a lecture on the topic of blackouts, which has become more prominent, especially in recent times. In his lecture, he explored what would happen if energy supply was to be disrupted because of IT issues.

Students, researchers and lecturers of the St. Pölten UAS presented their current projects in workshops and lectures on topics such as Google hacking, social intrusion, deepfakes, or storytelling with data. In addition, they presented the St. Pölten UAS’ Cyber Defense Center, where students can get practical insights into work in such institutions.

Hacking Challenge and “Escape the Room”

The school students could prove their skills in IT security and hacking during a hacking challenge and an “Escape the Room” game. The challenges ranged from virtual puzzles to decoding common coding methods.

“Knowledge of IT security has become increasingly important in recent years. This is also demonstrated by the fact that graduates from our study programmes are in high demand and have excellent career prospects. This is why we are particularly glad that, once again, so many young people showed a keen interest in our Security Day and participated with great commitment, joy and knowledge”, says Herfried Geyer, Deputy Head of the bachelor degree programme IT Security and organiser of the Security Day.

open.day: Explore our whole range of study programmes online!

At the online open.day on 12 March, prospective students can obtain information on the St. Pölten UAS’ whole range of study and further education programmes, and engage in conversations with the Academic Directors.

open.day, 12 March 2021, 14:00 to 17:00  

Studying at the Department of Computer Science and Security

 The Security Day 2021 was supported by: