The recent increased use of contactless technology (NFC) for payments at the point-of-sale presents the police and the payment industry with new threat scenarios for criminal use. The looming diversity of these payment systems...
Multi-Level „ForestFireFighting - Management System“ for an optimized operational guidance of ground and air forces in forest fire events
Flexible multifunctional information- and communication solutions for an optimized operational command for relief units
The variety of news items, cyber security bulletins and crime reports (on, e.g., Ransomware, phishing, DDoS, CEO Fraud) in 2016 showed how complex cyber incidents can be. These attacks exploited both known and unknown attack...
Achilles heels in water infrastructure -Integrated concept for identification of weak points
AGETOR is a KIRAS-project to improve safety at major events. Movements of persons are analysed using big data sources (mobile communications and social media).
Goal of the project is the spatial validation and securing of events in public space
Airborne data acquisition and surveillance system for security-relevant scenarios
Countermeasures for unmanned aerial vehicles for authorities and emergency and rescue organizations
The goal of this project was to develop a demonstration system of a multimodal system for the efficient monitoring of “large areas” like the areas of airports but also refineries, power plants, etc
The present project was thus aimed at developing a demonstration system for multimodal monitoring to ensure the efficient and effective surveillance of airside areas
Through the combined use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), sensors in the visible, infrared and multispectral ranges as well as laser scanners, an effective and efficient acquisition of information in inacessible terrains is...
The project aimed to maintain and increase the high level of security of Vienna International Airport (VIE), while also enhancing its efficiency
AUTFinger ATM is a project on biometric authentication for ATMs. Cash withdrawal at Autrian ATMs is currently facilitated by a two-factor authentication scheme based on smartcards and a 4-digit PIN-code.
Participatory, Multimedia, Resilience-focused Tool Concept for Prevention of Ideologies of Degradation
Intentional interference of GNSS may compromise a significant part of critical infrastructure in Austria. Therefore, in this project, an overview of the affected infrastructure shall be generated including potential threats.
The goal of this project proposal is to research innovative solutions for the identification, prevention and reduction of organized financial crime, such as money laundering, with particular regard for virtual currencies (or more...
The Austrian research project C2DSAS (Command and Control Decision Support and Advisory Systems) focused on the development of software-based methods for the operational command and control decision support
Main objectives of this project are identifying expected future cyber risks and emerging threats, evaluating novel anomaly detection techniques, creating highly modular infrastructure models used in agent-based attack simulations...
A software prototype for the connection of the IT of the field forces to existing in-house IT-Security systems
Cross Sectoral Risk Management for Object Protection of Critical Infrastructures
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Communication-Model II
CIIS aims to develop methods and technologies for the exchange of information on cyber incidents across organizational boundaries to better defend against cyber attacks and to streamline analysis of current threats
As part of the Austrian national strategy for cyber security, several activities regarding the implementation of concrete measures to improve security and resilience of critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks are ongoing.
Product development for civil society capacity building in context of violence- prone conduct of youth
Behaviour Based Anomaly Detection in Cyber-Physical Systems
Crime Predictive Analytics is concerned with the predictive analysis of crime and includes quantitative methods to identify patterns and dependences in data bases. Thus, future events may be predicted and potential strategic...
The state of the art in the management of risks is heavily dependent on experts and can only depict static situations. CRISCROSS develops, partly further and partly anew, a software tool which aggregates intelligence about...
3D crime site scanning and documentation based on cost-efficient 3D sensors, tablets and smartphones.
In this project, we analyze cyber security aspects of a comprehensive road transport infrastructure system which will be more used intensively by interconnected cars in future, from the perspective of the road operators. The...
DESTRail - Prevention of Disasters from Earthquakes, Ship Impact and Terrorist Attack on Infrastructure of Rail Network
Traffic infrastructure is the backbone of our economy. The impacts of natural hazards, technological failures and human lapses threaten infrastructure and can thus result in considerable economic damages. Several events in the...
In the project "Detection of human signatures to detect smuggling" (DHS-AS) a portable prototype for the detection of trace gases released through skin, breath or other excretion will be advanced and optimized.
Since the amount of available information on the internet is continually increasing, manual surveillance is not a viable option anymore, which leaves potential threats undetected
The analysis of multimedia content, the reduction of the massive volumes of data into processable units and a holistic and transparent visualization of the results of the analysis (especially with respect to geographical...
Simulation of the threat and damage potential of explosive devices at the urban level
The project ‘dnatox’ consisted of three subprojects: (1) LC-MS of toxic compounds, (2) LC-MS of DNA, and (3) software development
Detection of varying improvised explosive devices by using smart analytic sensors
emergency mission control center
Control system for mass events with multi-sensor analysis for real-time crowd monitoring and short term prediction
Regional energy-cell- and crisis preparedness concept for the scenario “blackout” – energy cell Feldbach
Improving the resilience of digital distribution networks for electrical energy by anomaly detection
The aim of this project is to develop an E-Participation platform alongside the different security levels of eID-identification data like user name and password, mobile signature, citizen card (“Bürgerkarte”) and electronic...
ERiC is aiming at the optimization of crisis management and work efficiency by developing a new interactive situation map, which is embedded into a new design of an emergency control center
Evaluation system for the optimization of evacuation scenarios and intervention strat-egies of emergency services
Monitoring of crisis situations and event protection based on airborne systems and video behavior analysis
Increasing world-wide travel capacities at airports pose new challenges in the area of border and security control. Motivated by these challenges the project developed a system for automated border control which substantially...
FEIS is a software tool which was developed in order to contribute to a minimisation of hazardous events and failures within water supply systems and thus to achieve increased water safety
Reliable intruder detection within a safety zone is essential for the protection of critical infrastructures and provides ways to optimize the crisis management process
Flexible, semi-automated video forensics system for the analysis of mass video data after terrorist attacks
The goal of this research is to provide a conceptual as well as a software solution to support strategic, collaborative and cross-departmental decision-making processes.
Burglaries, especially in private homes, are because of their large number very unsettling for significant parts of the population and require from the police a high investment of resources for their clearing.
The project “ForStrat-Cockpit” aims at developing a web-based software-tool which will allow processing different topics simultaneously and independently (in order to create a common situational picture), by the use of specific...
Enhancement of the effectiveness of response measures at the release of toxic gases
Flooding of municipal solid waste landfills in Austria — An environmental hazard?
Early-warning system for assessment of endangerment caused by landslides with respect to crucial infrastructure
HUMAN+ - Ensuring Humanitarian Safety through a Real-time Situational Awareness Picture for Efficient Migration Management
HUMAN+ aims to ensure humanitarian safety by improving preparedness to migration movements through analysing social media data and imagery, with legal, ethical and sociological considerations at the core of the project.
IT assisted search and comparison of footwear impressions and shoe model references
In the last decade, Austria was increasingly affected by disasters like floods, mudslides and avalanches. Among the physical challenges during the relief work the coordination of the different authorities and organizations...
According to the Austrian constitution, one of the main tasks of the Austrian Armed Forces, apart from their defense role, lies in the assistance of civil first responder forces in the wake of crises and disasters. During such...
The aim of the project iObserve is to create the basis for future surveillance systems of the next generation
In the course of this project, two model systems will be used to present the suitability of stable isotope analysis (IRMS technology) in forensics, investigating criminal offences and thereby to solve additional criminal cases,...
Cyber-attacks are among today’s greatest threats to both the private and public sectors. Attacks that reduce the resilience of a product by purposefully introducing a flaw during design or production are especially problematic....
High-secure long-term cryptography for wireless communication using channel characteristics
Airborne detection and contextual analysis of dynamic situation reports in crisis scenarios
Development of a cloud-based simulation and operations research toolkit which is integrated in the control information systems for tactical planning support, optimized transhipment points and real-time schedules of relief...
Location based service for analysing escaping crowds of people in crisis situations to support first responders
The goal of this project is the development of proactive defence measures to cope with the challenges of a rapidly growing number of malware samples in the wild
MDL’s primary goal was to make multimedia sources of information accessible to the Austrian Armed Forces
Meta-Risk-Model for Critical Infrastructures
Aim of development is a detection system for tracing hazardous and toxic volatile substances as personal protective equipment for task forces (first responder)
The project aims to create a concept for the realization of an e-health app on a smartphone, based on an existing secure identity.
Goal of the project “Modentity” is to improve mobile document authentication and identity verification to create the person checking procedure of the future. This shall be achieved by utilizing smartphones and their onboard...
The increasing number of mass events poses new challenges for civil safety management. The aim of the project MONITOR is to combine airborne and terrestrial acquisition systems and also multi-sensor networks to construct a...
In the MoSeS4eGov project we are developing model-based technologies for simplifying the creation and integration of applications in eGovernment systems
The subject research project will break new ground by offering a completely new, not previously realized approach. The event detector will analyze optical signatures from video images, thermal images and noises altogether
The M²DynS project aims to prevent failures in energy supply facilities by providing security-related detections and by ensuring operational safety
“Low-budget, efficient and reliable” are the aims for the development of an overall concept for event detection in image sequences, within the project miniSPOT.net of the KIRAS program
Open Security should prevent the loss and (un)intentional misuse of sensitive, citizen-related data held by public bodies. The aim of our research is to achieve a higher level of data security and availability, while reducing...
Public Warning and Alert System for Austria
The fact that organizations involved in emergency relief (ambulance, fire brigade, police) are not electronically connected and cannot access common disposition services during a crisis complicates matters greatly.The project PIK...
The aim of the bilateral co-operation project is to develop intermeshing programmes and technologies for effective prevention of and intervention against human trafficking from multidisciplinary and inter-institutional perspective
The Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) supports public authorities and operators of critical infrastructure in the implementation of their duties. PRIMUS investigates questions relevant to research with regards to potential...
The Research Project PS.NET assesses the feasibility and potential benefit of the usage of non-dedicated (commercially used) cellular radio networks for communication of emergency management organisations for public protection...
Use of Open Information Sources (especially Social Media) in crisis and disaster manage-ment to generate knowledge for more realistic risk assessment
Resilience Enhancement by Advanced Communication for Team Austria
Development of a software-assisted method for network-based analysis and measurement of social cohesion and resilience of critical systems
Realtime analysis of cipher-suites in an HPC-Cluster with FPGA- and GPU-coprocessors
The project aims on a self-sustaining energy supply allowing for rapid and easy transportation and implementation in situations of crisis or catastrophes – whether due to natural disasters (earthquakes), technical defects...
The focus of the project RetoMod was air transport modeling of accidental gas releases in urban areas
The goal of the project is the development of a method for risk management in communication networks within or among critical infrastructures for several security goals that explicitly takes interdependencies into account
ICT plays an essential part in increasingly complex production processes and service chains. Our work in SCUDO has three objectives: First, we will test an optimized simulation process tailored to Austrian companies. Second, we...
Interactivity is the keyword for effective involvement of end users and their cognitive knowledge for video archive search. Comparing the increasing number of video footage for observation on one hand and the disappointing...
SECURESCUE targets real-time 3D 360° mapping of a disaster area for a disaster response using mobile exploration robots. The goal is to achieve fast situation and risk awareness to support safe and efficient deployment of first...
The project’s main idea is the development of an integrated system, which allows for simple and efficient discovery of falsifications. Thus the theft of pre-printed original ticket paper turns into unattractive action
The project investigates and develops methods, concepts and process models as well as software tools to minimise the risk posed by ICT threats, and to ensure the security of smart grids in Austria
The R&D project SafeCon tackled the problem of safe and reliable supply and rescue convoys in dangerous areas
Countermeasures to ensure air security for authorities and emergency and rescue organizations
The SimRad.COMP project had the goal of implementing new methods of civil protection by technical solutions based on Information and Communication Technologies in order to provide a system which can assess the operational fitness...
Simulation- and information system to manage Rescue units at disaster. nuclear, biological, chemical
The KIRAS project SiS4You was dedicated to support comprehensive prevention of the offences burglary, intrusion, property damage, vandalism and torching by provision of information, guidance and education of citizens