Newsletter registration

By using our website, you are agreeing to cookies being stored and Google Analytics being used on your device in order to offer the best possible service. You can find more information on thishere.
Austria.
Dynamic Business Location.

New Josef Ressel Center at the FH St. Pölten devoted to IT security

A new Josef Ressel Center (JR Center) devoted to IT security commenced operations at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten (FH St. Pölten). The focus of the Josef Ressel Center for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks (TARGET) is on the unified recognition of targeted attacks.

As the university explained in a press release, malware programs usually rely on mass dissemination in the networked information society. Some software is intentionally infiltrated into companies. Examples are the computer worm Stuxnet found in Iranian atomic power plants in 2010, or the spyware “Regin” found in Vienna in the fall of 2014.

"IT attacks can comprise a serious threat to companies, and therefore require an effective protective mechanism in this area“, said Reinhold Mitterlehner, Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy. "We want to carry out research about which marks are left in the network by targeted IT attacks on companies and how these can be identified“, according to Sebastian Schrittwieser, Head of the JR Center.

Targeted attacks are usually first recognized by conventional antivirus programs when they have already done damage. For this reason, the center will make use of new methods to uncover malware. The basis for this is the behavior of the malware. In some places a file is created, a program started or an external link is established, all of which are activities which can also be carried out by harmless software. “The issue is several thousand commands each of which is neutral, but are very suspicious in their interaction“, according to Paul Tavolato, research associate at the Institute for IT Security Research at  (http://www.fhstp.ac.at/forschung).

Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Linkedin

Testimonials

Events

Meet us at events, seminars and trade shows - worldwide.

Austria Map

Find the perfect location for your company

Austria offers the comfort and infrastracture of a western industrial nation. The high quality of life is an advantage when it comes to attracting top executives from around the world to our headquarters here.

Coca-Cola Austria

Logo
More testimonials

news from the business location Austria

Less gold is sometimes better

Using an ultra-thin gold layer, scientists at the Vienna University of Technology succeeded in creating an almost optimal infrared absorber.

Support measures for companies affected by COVID-19

To stimulate the economy, either new programs may be established as a result of the draft law or existing support programs (e.g. aws, ÖHT) will be expanded. All measures introduced are intended to be applicable immediately and will be in force until the end of 2020. The measures currently introduced include the following areas:

More news All blog posts