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12: Cyber-security as a critical factory of stability

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Cyber-Security is becoming a hot topic. In 2020 the number of devices connected to the internet – PC’s, smart phones, machines in banks, hospitals, industrial plants, public offices and also private homes – is expected to increase to about 20 billion. The proper functioning of these devices can be influenced by cyber-attacks. Sensitive content may end up in the hands of unauthorized persons. Is cyberspace really secure? Moreover, in social networks for example, the amount of intentionally shared personal data is increasing. Sensitive data are stored in the cloud. On top of all that, ACTA is meant to control data traffic. Is this the beginning of the transparent user?

Solution Engagement Manager, Nokia Siemens Networks Österreich GmbH, Wien
Direktor, Cybercrime Research Institute GmbH, Köln
Vizepräsident, Piratenpartei Schweiz, Vallorbe
Chief Technology Officer, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Wien
Generalsekretär, Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich, Wien
Head, Department V/V 2 - Computer and Network Crime, Criminal Intelligence Service Austria, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Vienna
Professor and Chair, Institute for Information Systems and Society, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Geschäftsführer, Secutrends GmbH, Wettenberg
Redakteur, Radio FM4, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk, Wien Chair
Head of Business Development South-East Europe, Nokia Siemens Networks Österreich GmbH, Wien Coordination

Dr. Marco GERCKE

Direktor, Cybercrime Research Institute GmbH, Köln

 Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke is an international expert in the field of law related to Cybercrime, Cybersecurity and ICT and for more than ten years advises governments and international organizations. He is director of the Cybercrime Research Institute -an independent global think tank dealing with legalaspects of Internet crime.
  Holding a PhD in criminal law with a focus on Cybercrime he is for several years teaching law related to Cybercrime, International Criminal Law and European Criminal Law at the University of Cologne and is visiting professor for International Criminal Law at the University of Macau. The focus of his research is on international aspects of law related to Cybercrime.
 In this respect he was and is working as an expert for several international organisations among them the Council of Europe, the European Union, the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union. Marco assisted several countries in drafting Cybercrime legislation.
 Key elements of his research are the challenges related to the fight against Cybercrime and comparative law aspects in developing legal response in common law and civil law systems. The latest researches covered Legal Response to Terrorist use of the Internet, Identity Theft, Internaltional Cooperation in Fighting Identity-Theft, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing activities involving Internet technology and the responsibilityof Internet Service Providers.
 Marco is a frequent national and international speaker and author of more than 100 publications related to the topic Cybercrime. In addition to articles and books he published several studies including comparative law analysis for the Council of Europe and the International Telecommunication Union. His latest 225-page publication on Cybercrime was translated to all UN languages. Marco was co-chair of the working group set up by the Council of Europe to support the drafting of guidelines for the cooperation between law enforcement and internet service providers against cybercrime that were adopted at the 2008 Octopus Conference, member of the ITU High Level Expert Group and the UN Core Expert Group on Identity-related crime. He is member of the German Bar and Secretary of the Criminal Law Department of the German Society for Law and Informatics.

Pascal GLOOR

Vizepräsident, Piratenpartei Schweiz, Vallorbe

seit 1996 Network Systems Engineer
seit 2000 Co-founder of SwiNOG (Swiss Network Operators Group)
seit 2001 Co-founder of FRnOG (French Network Operators Group)

Dipl.-Ing. Walter GOLDENITS

Chief Technology Officer, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Wien

 Studium der Technischen Mathematik, Technische Universität Wien
 SMP Managementprogramm, Universität St. Gallen
1996-1998 Projektleiter, Landis+Gyr Leit- und Fernwirktechnik, Eisenstadt
1998-2008 Projekt- bzw. IT-Bereichsleiter, mobilkom austria AG, Wien
2007-2008 CTO, si.mobil, Slowenien
2008 Leiter, Bereiche Netzplanung, ICT und Access Infrastructure der Telekom Austria TA AG, Wien
seit 2009 Technikvorstand (CTO), Telekom Austria TA AG, Wien
seit 2010 Technikvorstand (CTO), A1 Telekom Austria AG, Wien

Christian H. KUNSTMANN

Generalsekretär, Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich, Wien

 Präsidentschaftskanzlei, Industriellenvereinigung Europaabteilung,Europäisches Parlament Büroleiter MEP, Kabinett des Wirtschaftsministers, Geschäftsführer Initiative WiR - Wirtschaft in der Region, seit 2011 Generalsekretär des Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich

Mag. Leopold LÖSCHL

Head, Department V/V 2 - Computer and Network Crime, Criminal Intelligence Service Austria, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Vienna

1982-2003 Polizeibeamter bei der Bundespolizeidirektion Wien
2002 Magister der Rechtswissenschaften
2003-2006 Referatsleiter Betrugs- und Fälschungsdelikte
seit 2006 Leiter des Büros 5.2 Computer- und Netzwerkkriminalität
seit 2011 Projektleiter und Umsetzung des Cybercrime Competence Center C4 im Bundeskriminalamt


Professor and Chair, Institute for Information Systems and Society, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

1992-1997 Studies in Business Administration, University Passau (intermediate examination), International Business School ESCP-EAP, Paris, Oxford, Berlin
1997-1999 Consultant with A.T. Kearney, Berlin
2000-2001 Doctoral Student, Humboldt University of Berlin
2002-2003 Strategic Marketing Manager EMEA, Openwave, Paris
2003-2007 Habilitation, Humboldt University Berlin Institute of Information Systems (Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D.), Managing Director of the Berlin Research Centre on Internet Economics (InterVal)
2008-2009 Lecturer, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg Institute for Information Management
2008-2012 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, skillMap Ltd. (Humboldt University Berlin Spin-off)
2008 Offer for tenure, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2009 Offer for tenure, University of Mannheim
2009-2010 Adjunct Professor of Information Systems, H. Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
2014 Visiting Research Fellow, OII - Oxford University Internet Institute
2016 Founder, Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab, WU Vienna


Geschäftsführer, Secutrends GmbH, Wettenberg

seit 1994 IT-Sicherheitsberater
1997-2001 Studium der Technischen Informatik
2001-2007 Geschäftsführer Sacred Bytes oHG
seit 2003 Geschäftsführer Secutrends GmbH
seit 2010 IT-Sicherheitsbeauftragter bei diversen Unternehmen

Mag. Erich MOECHEL

Redakteur, Radio FM4, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk, Wien

1987 Mag.Phil in amerikanische, deutscher und englischer Literatur
 Seit 1983 Medienkritiker und Kulturjournalist, Falter und Radio Ö1
1989-1996 Medienkritiker und Kulturjournalist, Der Standard
1996 Mitgründer der quintessenz, Verein zur Wiederherstellung der Bürgerrechte im Informationszeitalter
1996-1998 New Media Manager, Wirtschaftsblatt
1999 Mitgründer der Internationalen Big Brother Awards
1999-2006 Ressortleiter,
seit 2006 Senior Reporter,
seit 2010 Reporter auf

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08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolSocial
11:00 - 11:10Welcome statementPlenary
11:10 - 11:30Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2012Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Opening SpeechesPlenary
12:15 - 13:05Powering the FuturePlenary
13:25 - 14:55Global Earth Research – Research for the Future of the Globe in cooperation with the Helmholtz Association of German Research CentersPlenary
14:55 - 15:45The Fight against Cancer – Breakthroughs and ExpectationsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The global Competition for Production and Research – who will determine the Future?Plenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
19:30 - 21:30Career Lounge – Evening event with a buffet dinner for students, graduate scientists and young professionals, hosted by the organisers of the Alpbach Technology Forum and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial


07:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: Key Technologies – a Future for Europe’s YouthBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Ambient Assisted LivingBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: Smart City – Human beings at the Focus of AttentionBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Demographics and Human Resources as an Opportunity for InnovationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: The Location of future Production Sites – Decision Criteria, Opportunities and RisksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: Supporting Careers in ScienceBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Key Elements of successful Innovation CulturesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Learning through innovative Education NetworksBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Wanted: young, technologically savvy, curiousBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: Smart Governance for smart SpecialisationBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 11: Medical technology: challenges and opportunitiesBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 12: Cyber-security as a critical factory of stabilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:30Working Group 13: Modern Technologies and their Role in Democratic ProcessesBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:45 - 13:00Special Event: RTI Internationalisation in Austria and the EUBreakout
14:00 - 15:15Individualisation – the Basis for Education and InnovationPlenary
15:30 - 17:30Pathways to the Nobel Prize – Laureates in Conversation with Austrian Junior Scientists in cooperation with the Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake ConstancePlenary


07:00 - 08:30Emerging Technologies that will change our Lives – a Selection of EU “Flagship Projects”Plenary
08:45 - 10:00Future Scenarios: how long can we plan ahead?Plenary
10:00 - 11:05The physics of footballPlenary
11:05 - 11:15Closing StatementPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial