Cyber Security protecting critical infrastructure
Photo: Philipp Agathonos gave a keynote speech
The third edition of the Vienna Cyber Security Week (VCSW) was successfully held from 11 to 15 March 2019 in Vienna. The conference was organized by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) and the Energypact Foundation, with the support of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), the Federal Ministry of Defence (BMLV) the Federal Chancellery (BKA) and the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA), as well as the ITU, the IEC and the OSCE.
The VCSW 2019 brought together national and international stakeholders in critical infrastructure and in cyber security for conducting information exchange, confidence building, and enhancing awareness of the risks and state of practice for digital system protection. Mr Agathonos, Minister Plenipotentiary, Director of OSTA, held a keynote speech on ethical aspects of Artificial Intelligence during the concluding day of the conference, which also included representatives of US-Tech Giant Google and the China Electronics Technology Group.
The five days event offered a unique forum for both governmental and non-governmental partners to delve into substantive debates from Energy Security, Finance Industry 5.0, and Cyber Challenges and Resilience in Transportation, over Critical Infrastructure Cyber Protection and Incident Response, Smart City and Smart Protection to Combatting Cyber-Terrorism and Cyber-Crime. A dedicated Women’s Cyber Forum also took place.
During the event several Austrian and international enterprises, in particular SME’s, had the opportunity to present their products and engage in B2B talks.
The Cyber Security Week 2020 will be held again at the same location between 23 and 27 March 2020.