The most recently established business segment by the OeSD deals with advisory services in the context of cyber security. A modern society is becoming increasingly dependent on information and communications technology in many aspects, whether it is for government services, businesses (utilities, media, telecommunications, entertainment etc.) and for each individual (social networks).

This dependence on information and communications technology makes authorities, businesses, private institutions and citizens vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber attacks to infrastructure facilities, data and identity theft, cyber crime and cyber warfare are challenges which have to be addressed professionally.

With its special focus on and experience with all aspects of data and IT security, the OeSD has recently started offering advisory services to authorities and private companies in order to help protecting their electronic networks and infrastructure. This cyber security consulting is offered as part of the OeSD’s e-Government Consulting services.

Interview (in german)

Interview with Deputy CEO Thomas Zach