A-sit - Secure Information Technology Centre Austria

  • 8010

    Inffeldgasse 16a Graz


Organization profile

Profile Information

A-SIT has been founded in 1999 as a competence center for information security. Core activities are on electronic signatures, electronic identity, payment systems, e-government, cloud and mobile security. In particular, it functions as certification authority ("Bestätigungsstelle") for qualified electronic signature-creation and accredited conformity assessment body for qualified trust service providers under the EU eIDAS Regulation. A-SIT is a non-profit association, its members are public authorities. Current members are the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), the Central bank of the Republic of Austria (OeNB), Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), the Federal Computing Centre (BRZ), and Danube University Krems (DUK). Charter members that founded A-SIT in 1999 have been the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF), the Central bank of the Republic of Austria (OeNB), and Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). The Styrian Business Promotion Ageny (SFG) has been member of A-SIT from 2003 to 2005. In 2012 the Federal Computing Centre (BRZ) could be gained as a member, and Danube University Krems (DUK) in 2018. The Federal Republic of Austria gas been represented by the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) from 1999 to 2018, in 2018 these duties have been assigned to the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW).

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Security of data Engineering & Materials Science
Data privacy Engineering & Materials Science
Public administration Engineering & Materials Science
Mobile devices Engineering & Materials Science
Application programming interfaces (API) Engineering & Materials Science
Access control Engineering & Materials Science
Cryptography Engineering & Materials Science
Cloud computing Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2002 2018

A Federation of Federations: Secure Cloud Federations meet European Identity Federations

Zefferer, T., Ziegler, D. & Reiter, A. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal for Information Security Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Holistic Approach Towards Peer-to-Peer Security and why Proof of Work Won’t Do

Prünster, B., Kollmann, C. P., Suzic, B. & Ziegler, D. Aug 2018 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Peer to peer networks

A Security Analysis of FirstCoin

Marsalek, A., Kollmann, C. & Zefferer, T. 2018 ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection. Janczewski, L. J. & Kutylowski, M. (eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG , p. 127-140 14 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 529)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Electronic money

Activities 2003 2018

FutureTrust: Towards global trustworthy transactions

Leitold, H. (Speaker)
29 Jun 2018

Activity: Science to scienceTalk at conference or symposium

On The Structure and Authorization Management of RESTful Web Services

Bojan Suzic (Speaker), Prünster, B. (Contributor), Ziegler, D. (Contributor)
13 Apr 2018

Activity: Science to scienceTalk at conference or symposium

Austrian eID

Leitold, H. (Speaker)
7 Mar 2017

Activity: Science to publicTalk at workshop, seminar or course


IFIP TC11 Outstanding Service Award

Herbert Leitold (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards