Josef Ressel Center for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks (TARGET)


St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Contact: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Sebastian Schrittwieser , Bakk.
Matthias Corvinus-Straße 15
A-3100 St. Pölten

Tel.: +43 2742 313 228 – 648

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (UAS) was founded in 1996. Currently (2018) more than 3,000 students receive a practice-oriented academic education in 22 study programmes and numerous continuing education courses. Study opportunities comprise degree programs and continuing education courses in the departments of Rail Technology and Mobility, Health Sciences, Computer Science and Security, Media and Digital Technologies, Media and Economics, and Social Sciences. Especially relevant for TARGET is the 3-year bachelor’s course ‘IT Security’ and the 2-year ‘Information Security’ master’s program.

St. Pölten UAS offers students a vocationally orientated and academically sound training that prepares them to meet the challenges of the professional world. Alongside they acquire additional training in e.g. business administration, law, foreign languages, and interpersonal skills.

With its leading, internationally recognized expertise and its modern and well-equipped laboratories, St. Pölten UAS has intensified its research and development (R&D) activities over the past few years and will continue to promote its R&D strengths in future. St. Pölten UAS has taken part in a number of national (e.g. programs of Austrian Research Promotion Agency and the Austrian Science Funds) and international research projects (e.g. FP7, Equal, Interreg, Life Long Learning). Particular emphasis is put on wide-ranging collaboration with national and international partner organizations, whose additional know-how contributes to the project work.

Key research topics of the Institute for IT Security Research at St. Pölten UAS are Security Management & Privacy, Systems & Application Security and Applied Security & Data Science.

CyberTrap GmbH

Contact: Mag. Jack C. Wagner
Komarigasse 14
A-2700 Wiener Neustadt

Tel.: +43 1 890 47 00 10

CyberTrap is the European leader in deception technology, which enables large commercial and governmental organizations to face current cyber threats in a new and unique way. It redirects attackers to its digital playground and lets them believe that they succeeded with their breach. The Austrian based company with offices in Vienna and Wiener Neustadt is focused on deception technology with its innovative SaaS solution “CyberTrap”. In December 2016, the leading Swiss telecom and IT company Swisscom became a shareholder of CyberTrap Software.

CyberTrap is a virtualized, isolated and controlled environment that is designed to be an attractive attack target. For the first time, this creates an opportunity to observe attacker’s behavior and analyze it in order to derive a unique local threat intelligence.

SBA Research gGmbH

Contact: PD Dr. Edgar Weippl
Favoritenstraße 16
A-1040 Wien

Tel.: +43 1 505 36 88

SBA Research is a research center for Information Security funded partly by the national initiative for COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies. Within a network of more than 70 companies, 15 Austrian and international universities and research institutions, and many additional international research partners we jointly work on research challenges ranging from organizational to technical security to strengthen Europe’s Cybersecurity capabilities.

LG Nexera Business Solutions AG

Contact: Florian Poller
Untere Viaduktgasse 2
A-1030 Wien

Tel.: +43 1 715 89 44

LG Nexera Business Solutions AG is a Vienna-based company focusing on ERP solutions for corporations in a wide variety of business areas and government institutions, especially municipalities. LG Nexera is specialized in the design, development and implementation of individual software as well as the respective consulting and maintenance. The company is active in the areas of the construction industry, municipalities, and social services. LG Nexera develops and distributes on-premise and cloud-based intranet and administration software solutions.