Today in most businesses, IT and success go hand in hand and IT security has become a relevant concern for business. The St. Pölten UAS has responded to the demand by establishing the Institute of IT Security Research, the only one of its kind in Austria.
Current fields of research
According to a large-scale German study, attacks on IT and telecommunications represent the most significant threats to the economy, both now and in the future. In particular, the quality and complexity of attacks on IT and targeted attacks of competitors are increasing and are especially dangerous for businesses and public bodies.
The Institute of IT Security Research has very close ties to the private sector and to public institutions. It is tackling the problems by focusing on the topics of biometrics, privacy, traffic and systems analysis and security metrics.
The Institute of IT Security Research at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences carries out research with national and international partners in the following fields: