Secure Information Technology Center Austria
The Secure Information Technology Center Austria (A-SIT) is a public-funded non-profit association. A-SIT has been founded in May 1999. Its charter members are:
- Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance,
- Austrian National Bank,
- Federal Computing Centre (since 2012), and
- Graz University of Technology.
The mission of A-SIT is to act as an independent organization to turn to with IT security issues, to coordinate IT security projects, and to act as an independent advisory body. The objective of A-SIT is also to provide comprehensive support of the legislator and public authorities. A-SIT is a confirmation body under the Austrian Signature Law and notified as designated body under the European Signature Directive (1999/93/EC, art. 3(4)). A-SIT or its staff represent or assist public authorities in various international and EU bodies. Following a Cabinet Council decision Austrian federal ministries are invited to call on A-SIT on research orders or questions corresponding to the A-SIT mission.
The A-SIT subsidiary at IAIK, Graz University of Technology provides the technological and research infrastructure of A-SIT. A-SIT has collected significant results and experience in cryptograohy, electronic signatures, eGovernment or identity management.
For further information on A-SIT visit the website at www.a-sit.at (in German)