The Event

The Security Forum is the annual IT-Security Conference in Hagenberg that addresses current issues in this domain. Traditionally it takes place over the course of two days in April. The visitors are offered technical as well as management-oriented talks by representatives of business, research and public service. Refreshments and catering on both days are provided and the host organizes a reception on the evening of the forum.

The first Security Forum in 2003 proved to be a great success for our sponsors, our partners and the Hagenberger Kreis and the amount of positive feedback led us to host the symposium anually. For years now the Security Forum has distinguished itself through the presence of renowned lecturers, domestic as well as from abroad. Among many others, we are proud to have welcomed Oberst dG Walter Unger (BMLVS Abwehramt), Prof. Vincent Rijmen (coinventor of the AES encryption algorithm), Dr. Louis Marinos (ENISA), Prof. Reinhard Posch (CIO of the Federal Government of Austria), Andreas Lamm, MBA, (Managing Director Kaspersky Labs Europe), Shimon Gruper (Aladdin) and Prof. Edward Humphreys (“father” of the ISO/IEC 27000 family).

What the 150 to 180 annual attendees from all over Austria, Germany and Switzerland appreciate about the Security Forum is the high quality of the talks as well as the professional atmosphere of the event.