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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 Management Information Systems, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Geschäftsführer, Secutrends GmbH, Wettenberg
Redakteur, Radio FM4, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk, Wien
Head of Business Development South-East Europe, Nokia Siemens Networks Österreich GmbH, Wien

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

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

Dipl.-Ing. Walter GOLDENITS

Chief Technology Officer, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Wien

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

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

Polizeibeamter bei der Bundespolizeidirektion Wien Magister der Rechtswissenschaften Referatsleiter Betrugs- und Fälschungsdelikte Leiter des Büros 5.2 Computer- und Netzwerkkriminalität
seit 2006


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

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


Geschäftsführer, Secutrends GmbH, Wettenberg

IT-Sicherheitsberater Studium der Technischen Informatik Geschäftsführer Sacred Bytes oHG Geschäftsführer Secutrends GmbH
seit 1994
seit 2003

Mag. Erich MOECHEL

Redakteur, Radio FM4, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk, Wien

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

Technology Forum

show timetable


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