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CAIS - Cyber Attack Information System

|   Call 2010

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 for risk and threat analysis, and finally investigate the deployment and instantiation of a national “Cyber Attack Information System”


In recent years, the Internet has rapidly expanded to a massive economic sphere of activity – not only for the new economy, where Internet-based businesses have grown from start-ups to multinational and billon-dollar enterprises, but also for the ‘dark side’ of entrepreneurship. Exploiting weaknesses in ICT systems has become a profitable business model. In order to better cope with these threats, a better cooperation between all parties in the digital society is necessary. The project CAIS deals with the technical basis to build a cyber attack information system used for establishing situational awareness in the cyberspace from a national perspective, whose ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience of today’s interdependent networked services, and increase their overall availability and trustworthiness. Simulation and analysis tools for risk and threat management are developed and evaluated under real conditions.


The project consortium consists of a balanced mix of research institutes, strong industry partners, and governmental agencies, which ensure sound scientific grounding, sophisticated technical implementation, and practical applicability and validation. This project, with a duration of 2 years, runs from 2011 to 2013 and is financially supported by the Austrian security-research program KIRAS and by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT).

·         AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Coordinator)
·         Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA)
·         Federal Ministry of Defense (BMLVS)
·         Federal Ministry of Interior (BMI)
·         University of Applied Sciences St. Poelten
·         Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP)
·         T-Mobile Austria
·         T-Systems Austria
·         CERT.AT (NIC.AT)

·         Project type: KIRAS
·         Project start: 2011
·         Duration: 2 years
·         Funding: the project is funded within the security research support program KIRAS by the federal ministry for transport, innovation and technology (BMVIT)

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Safety & Security Department
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Dr. Dr. Florian Skopik
Senior Project Manager
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DI Thomas Bleier, MSc
Thematic Coordinator ICT Security
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