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IT security in the cloud

IT security in the cloud

IT-SECX of St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences is a platform for exchanging knowledge and information about trends, technology and the latest developments in the field of IT security. Under this year’s theme “Cloud Security,” experts will present current research projects as well as practical reports and best practices at the conference.

The keynote on the topic “Measuring security: what works on my device doesn’t work on yours” was delivered by Marion Marshalek, Senior Cloud Security Engineer and graduate of St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.

Opportunities and risks for companies

Felix Lehner from Deloitte Austria emphasized that ensuring strong security measures in the cloud has become crucial for companies around the world. The benefits of cloud technologies have revolutionized existing business processes, but they also bring with them potential risks that cannot be ignored.

Prepare for some upcoming attacks

Christian Vogner of Austria’s Computer Emergency Response Team ( explained that it is no longer a question of whether or not a company will be compromised at some point, but rather when it will be hacked. In times like these, it is no longer enough to focus only on defence. If the inevitable scenario of an IT security incident eventually occurs, you should at least be able to navigate that situation and handle it in the best way possible. However, without taking appropriate preparatory measures, such a task is doomed to failure in most cases.

The use of deepfakes against companies

Roland Bucher and Manuel Wirka of PwC Austria pointed to deepfakes as a new generation of social engineering attacks such as defrauding executives, and presented documented incidents in which audio and video deepfakes have been used to attack companies and authorities.

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“This year our conference once again presented the latest knowledge from IT security practice – from enterprises, IT security consulting firms and from research – this time on the topic of cloud solutions and cloud security. More than 700 participants benefited from the conference,” says Thomas Brandstetter, FH Lecturer in the Department of Science. Computer, security and event organizer: “The conference like everyone else is a year of intense exchange.”

The program concluded with a company exhibition and alumni lounge for graduates of IT security courses at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.

One of the main long-standing sponsors of IT-SECX is again this year WKO UBIT (Management Consulting, Accounting and Information Technology – Lower Austria).

IT Security Community Exchange (IT-SECX)

Tip: IT-SECX 2024 will be held on October 4, 2024 at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.

Mag. Mark Hammer
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