KSÖ Cyber Security Planspiele
Since 2017 there is a fruitfull cooperation between Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich (KSÖ) and AIT for preparing and holding the Cyber Security Planspiele which are planned to be held every 3 years.
KSÖ Cyber Security DACH Planspiel 2021
On 20 and 21 September 2021, the Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich (KSÖ, Austrian Security Board) together with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, organised the first transnational cyber security simulation game in which the defence against cyber attacks was realistically simulated in hybrid form by participants from Austria, Germany and Switzerland (DACH region). The training focused on technical and communication processes, providing valuable learnings which can be applied in the case of emergency.
Whether for companies, public authorities or other types of organisation, although the process of digitalisation and networking opens up many new opportunities, it also opens up the gateway to increasing numbers of new threats, such as data theft, hacker attacks and cyber extortion using ransomware. Cyber threats have now become one of the greatest business risks. IT system breakdowns not only cost time, money, reputation and nerves, but can also lead to production downtime in factories or infrastructure failure. These, in turn, can destabilise society and may even have life-threatening consequences. The KSÖ sees it as one of its tasks to work in partnership with business, administration, science and politics in order to strengthen cyber security.
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KSÖ Cyber Security Planspiel 2017
For the fourth time, the Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich (KSÖ) organised a cybersecurity business game from 6 to 7 November 2017. Once again, Austria’s fitness was put to the test in the fight against cyber attacks, espionage and online fraud. Together with the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, around 200 Austrian IT security experts from 32 well-known organisations, consisting of authorities, business and science, rehearsed the emergency and interactively tested the current EU Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more information please visit (both in German):
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- KSÖ Cyber Security Planspiel Video
Commissioned by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), cyber security experts at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology are developing a special, virtual IT training and simulation platform which simulates extremely sensitive industrial control systems. This AIT Cyber Range allows new technologies, tools and processes designed to defend against cyber threats to be simulated, tested and trained in a realistic environment, and has been developed in response to the increasing digitalisation and networking of industrial control systems for nuclear power plants. It is unique in taking an integrated and practical approach to all the interacting factors – technology, organisation, and operation. This special approach to training and education enables operators of critical infrastructure to quickly develop the special skills needed to effectively counteract the growing threat of cyber-attacks. For more information please visit: