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Academic Security Operations Center

The Kiras project ASOC aims to investigate a rapid and automated information exchange of security information, IOCs, rules, SOAR workflows, use cases, playbooks and knowledge in an academic context.

This joint approach supports Austrian universities in the task of protecting their digital infrastructure, optimally utilizing synergy effects and significantly increasing cyber security while developing proactive measures, attack detection and countermeasures for all participants.

Project participants

  • ACOmarket GmbH
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
  • condignum GmbH
  • EDV-Design Informationstechnologie GmbH
  • SCHOELLER network control Datenverarbeitung GmbH
  • Taceo GmbH
  • University for Continuing Education Krems – Department for E-Governance in Business and Administration
  • University of Innsbruck
  • University of Vienna – Faculty of Computer Science – Research Group Security and Privacy.


  • Concepts for a federated academic SOC infrastructure based on Open-Source
  • Secure and data protection-compliant federal data storage
  • Methods for AI-assisted threat hunting
  • Education and training
  • Clarify legal and social issues of an academic SOC


  • Evaluation or development of an information security management system
  • Evaluation or development of a Security Operation Center with functionalities such as logging, Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM), Security Orchestration Automation Response, Vulnerability Scanning/Management, Security Incident Response, etc.

SBA Research and their partners develop the concepts for an academic SOC and designs and tests a corresponding technical solution for education, training and research for the universities.