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IDSF22 – International Digital Security Forum

May 31, 2022 - June 02, 2022
8:30 am - 5:45 pm
Vienna's MuseumsQuartier


Developments in digital technologies are advancing at a rapid pace, making it difficult to properly consider their advantages and disadvantages. Consequently, it is often only after a new technology has entered the market that adjustments to the societal and statutory framework conditions are made. This is the focus of the second International Digital Security Forum (IDSF) taking place in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier from 31 May to 2 June 2022, which takes as its theme “Secure digitalisation for a safe, green and sustainable future”.

Markus Klemen, CEO of SBA, will talk about Supply Chain Security: Addressing Cyber Vulnerabilities and Interdependencies in Session 9 on Wed, June 1 at 16:30.


The program of #IDSF22 includes the following topics:

  • Countering Terrorism: Digital Technologies and Ethical Challenges
  • Virtual Currencies and Ransomware: Combating Criminal Use 
  • Law Enforcement in a Global and Digital Age
  • Fake New World: What is Truth? How does the Governmental Perspective look like?
  • The Energy Paradigm: Digitalisation’s Need for Safe, Secure and Sustainable Energy
  • Security Research and Development as an Essential Component for Competitiveness and Industrial Development
  • Digital Transformation: Developing and Sustaining a Capable Workforce
  • Supply Chain Security: Addressing Cyber Vulnerabilities and Interdependencies
  • Data Sharing vs. Data Sovereignty
  • Dependencies on Critical Space Services – Space Infrastructure as a new Critical Infrastructure
  • Understanding the Challenges of Digital Societies
  • Enhancing Nuclear Security Globally: Technical Advancements and New Strategies for Security
  • Responsible AI in a Global Context: Ethical Principles, Regulations and Laws
  • Digitalisation and Sustainability in International Crisis and Conflict Management: Introducing Smart Missions
  • PeaceTech: Using Technology, Media and Data to Prevent or Transform Violent Conflicts and Build Peace

Please find the full programme on https://idsf.io/programme

Speakers (selection)

IDSF will be officially opened by Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Raffi Gregorian, Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), as well as IDSF initiator Helmut Leopold, Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security at AIT, and Josef Hauk, President of the Austrian Defence and Security Industry Group (ASW) at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. The international scope of the forum will be highlighted both by the introductory statements given by Ambassadors Faouzia Mebarki of Algeria, Tadeusz Chomicki of Poland, and Rasa Ostrauskaite of the EU/OSCE, and by the presence of numerous international peace and conflict management experts, including the Head of the EU Advisory
Mission in Ukraine, Antti Hartikainen, and the Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center, Tuula Yrjölä.

The programme features prominent keynote speakers and participants, including Franziska Brantner (Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action), Gerhard Krennmair (Head of Manufacturing, msg Plaut AG), Achim Kaspar (COO Verbund AG), Wolfgang Schwabl (CSO, A1 Telekom Austria AG) and Rafal Jaczynski (CSO, Huawei CEE & Nordic Region) as well as closing keynote speaker Lukas Mandl, MEP, Vice Chair of the Sub-Committee on Security and Defence.


Link to registration on the IDSF site

Press release

Download the press release from the AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology

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