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OCG Think-Tank Webinar: Expert talk cybersecurity

What operators of critical infrastructure need to know

The NISG ensures that appropriate security measures are taken and significant incidents are reported

OCG Vice President and cybersecurity expert Ingrid Schaumüller-Bichl

Vienna (OTS) Operators of critical infrastructures must take measures to comply with the Network and Information System Security Act (NISG). High penalties and personal liability threaten for failures in the areas of information security and data protection.

With the OCG think tank webinar on NIS implementation, the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) gives affected operators of critical infrastructure the opportunity to obtain first-hand information, as does the experts Vinzenz Heussler (Federal Chancellery) and Thomas Pfeiffer (LINZ NETZ GmbH) ask questions in person.

When: March 22, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

Where: Online GoToMeeting

Program and registration

In the last few days we have seen massive attacks on Microsoft Exchange and a fire at Europe’s largest cloud provider has caused enormous damage. One year of working from home showed us all in an impressive way how important a functioning IT infrastructure is. As long as everything works, the importance of security all too often takes a back seat. “The NISG ensures that appropriate security measures are taken and significant incidents are reported“, Explains OCG Vice President and cybersecurity expert Ingrid Schaumüller-Bichl. The NIS Act is an important step in order to be better prepared in the event of a crisis and to get back to normal operations more quickly in the event of disruptions.

NIS implementation today and tomorrow – what those affected have to implement and how and who could be affected in the future

On December 16, 2020, the EU Commission published a new cybersecurity strategy, which replaces the strategy from 2013 as the new strategic reference framework for cybersecurity at EU level. The initiatives pursued under the new cybersecurity strategy include, in particular, the revision of the NIS guideline from 2016. The new NIS guideline (“NIS-2 guideline”), also presented on December 16, 2020, aims to achieve a high level of common Level of cybersecurity in the EU.

Vincent Heussler, who is in charge of the strategic implementation of the NIS guideline in Austria at the Austrian Federal Chancellery, will present the status of the content-related discussions for the NIS-2 guideline at the OCG think tank webinar.

Thomas Pfeiffer, CISO of an Austrian operator of essential services and lead auditor for certifications according to ISO / IEC 27001 and for the NISG, reports on the first NIS audits and how an audit or the implementation of the NIS law is currently going on for those affected.

OCG – ISO / IEC 27001 and NISG certification from a single source

The OCG has been a state-accredited certification body for the ISO / IEC 27001 standard since 2013, certifying that companies have implemented an effective management system for their information security. Since the requirements of ISO 27001 already cover a large part of the requirements according to the NISG, the OCG, as a qualified body, can also offer the operators of essential services the NIS certifications in combination with an ISO 27001 certification!

OCG Think-Tank Webinar: Expert talk cybersecurity

Date: March 22nd, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

Place: Online GoToMeeting, Austria


Inquiries & contact:

Austrian Computer Society (OCG)
Wolfgang Resch
+43 1 512 02 35-13
+43 664 88674866

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