Austria’s National Cyber Security and Defense Policy: Challenges and the Way Forward
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 19, Issue 1, p.21-37 (2020)
Keywords:Critical Infrastructure, cyber defense, cybersecurity platform, interagency cooperation, whole-of-government
The article presents Austria’s cybersecurity policy, set in a whole-of-government context. It is comprehensive, integrated, proactive, and based on solidarity and cooperation within and beyond the European Union. Transparent governance, the cooperation between public agencies, businesses, research institutes, and the citizens, investments in awareness, research and development are expected to protect effectively vital information and critical infrastructures. The Ministry of Defense and the Austrian Armed Forces contribute to the national policy primarily through the Joint Forces Command, the Communication and Information Systems & Cyber Defense Command, and the two intelligence services.