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St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Institute of IT Security Research

 Contact data
StreetMatthias Corvinus-Straße 15 
ZIP, City, Region 3100 - St. Pölten (Lower Austria) 
Phone+43 (0)2742 313 228 636 
EmailSend Email
Webhttp://english.fhstp.ac.at/research/institutes_areas/its 
 Contact person

FH-Prof. Univ-Doz. DI Dr. Ernst Piller (Head of Institute IT Security Research)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 51-250  number of researches: x
 Competencies

 Central aim of organisation
Biometrics, Network Computing and Privacy, IT Resilience/Continuity, IT Forensic, Malware Detection, Cloud Comp Security and Chip Cards/HW Tokens

 Briefly describe your organisation
INSTITUTE OF IT SECURITY RESEARCH

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:
◾Josef Ressel Center TARGET
◾Biometrics
◾Privacy
◾Security Management
◾IT-forensics/anti-forensics
◾Software Security
◾Industrial Security & Security Robustness

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
   - IT Security and Encryption     
   - Smart Cards and Access Systems     
   - Industrial Application     
   - Software Engineering and Testing     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Semantic Systems     
   - Internet Technologies     
   - Network and Broadband Technologies     
   - GRID Computing     
   - Network Security     
   - Sensor Technology     
   - Data Mining     
   - Systems-on-Chip, Systems-on-Package     
   - Embedded Systems and Real-time Systems     

 ICT keywords
Biometrics, Network Computing, Privacy, IT Resilience , Continuity, IT Forensic, Malware Detection, Cloud Computing Security, Chipcards, HW Token
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Stimulation and Support Projects

 RTD Experience
TASKS:

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 focuses on applied research and development, generally leading to prototypes. It is very important that the results can be rapidly implemented in products and solutions suitable for practical use. This is ensured by the length of time the Head of the Institute and the Institute’s staff have spent in the private sector.

The Institute is currently working on three large research projects - StegIT, FaceMOC and the chip card for senior citizens - and a large number of smaller projects.

Apart from the research projects, the team is constantly undertaking projects to implement the results of its theoretical work. In addition, our students regularly have the possibility to expand their knowledge and their abilities in actual projects during their education, which complements the courses they take. Together with motivated students, the Institute of IT Security Research has a number of interesting and successful collaborations with clients from within Austrian and abroad.

Collaborations with business may take the form of student projects or Bachelor theses or they may be performed in the research workshop for Master students or as joint research projects.


EXPERTISE:

The Institute of IT Security Research has expertise in the following areas:
◾Teaching in the courses IT Security, Information Security and Telecommunications and Media
◾Drafting, researching and developing of biometric systems, particularly relating to face recognition
◾Drafting, researching, developing and testing of cyptographic and steganographic systems
◾Training Centre for the company Cisco in the field of networking and security (the first Cisco Networking Academy in Austria) the company phion AG (phion Academy Programme)
◾Design of the IT Infrastructure, paying particular attention to traffic engineering, quality of service, redundancy and load balancing, network security
◾Security analysis penetration testing, audits
◾Preparation of security concepts
◾Preparation of concepts /performance of tests for multimedia communications IP TV, Audio over IP
◾Independent testing and preparation of scenarios for the analysis/comparison of various infrastructure products


CURRENT TOPICS:

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:
◾Josef Ressel Center TARGET
◾Biometrics
◾Privacy
◾Security Management
◾IT-forensics/anti-forensics
◾Software Security
◾Industrial Security & Security Robustness

 Fact sheet



 Inserted / Updated
2011-11-09 / 2016-07-26