The rapidly advancing digitalization and its effects on critical infrastructures challenges security policy and the corresponding administrative users, since many supply systems are interconnected. Digital technologies can represent both a high-risk potential and more opportunities for safety and security.
In this project, therefore, a control instrument for users in the safety and security policy area in the form of an "Integral consequence-analysis for critical infrastructures (IKKRITI)" will be developed. By integrating an already existing tool for technology and trend monitoring, the relevant developments will be filtered and evaluated using technology assessment methods. From this, different scenarios will be developed, which help to analyse the impacts of digital technologies in particular with regard to critical infrastructures, up to possible measures. In a pilot module, the control model will then be designed in such a practical way on the basis of use cases for the administrative users involved that, firstly, options for action can be derived and, secondly, the model can be adapted to the existing structures and work processes of the users.
Ultimately, this approach makes it possible to prioritize technologies and trends with regard to the ability to control security strategy and to systematically identify their opportunities, risks and challenges.
Such a model will be developed together with the administrative users and other experts (e.g. in workshops, surveys) especially for the needs in Austria in anticipation of future developments. With its methodological integration of technology monitoring, technology assessment, systemic foresight, applied piloting and portfolio-based control approaches, it represents a unique approach that is unrivalled both nationally and internationally.
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (consortial lead)
A-SIT Zentrum für sichere Informationstechnologie Austria
BMDW Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort
BMLV Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung
REPUCO Unternehmensberatung GmbH
SBA Research gemeinnützige GmbH
TU Technische Universität Wien