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The Austrian Security Portal

Information on "Security of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)" for all

Attacks on computers and mobile end devices are becoming increasingly more complex and more professional. According to a study by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the damage caused by cybercrime for the global economy is now between USD 375 and 575 billion per year. For this reason, the ICT security portal – www.onlinesicherheit.gv.at – went online at the beginning of 2013, for “online security” should be a matter of course.

With the ICT security portal, a central Internet portal was created in February 2013 by collaboration between administration and economy with a total of cooperation partners; this portal only addresses topics relating to security in the digital world and is unique in this form. The comprehensive range of services also includes, among others, information that is tailored to companies such as security standards, security manuals and legal regulations, as well as contact details of hotlines and registration offices for emergencies, in guaranteed independent and in-depth form.

The ICT security portal is a strategic measure for cyber security to promote and strengthen in the long term the ICT and cyber security culture in Austria. The initiators are the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF), the Federal Chancellery (BKA) and the Centre for Secure Information Technology – Austria (A-SIT).

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