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/ nic-Report - 25.09.2018 18:00
The nic//report 2018 - Anniversary edition

We’re really pleased that you have picked up this special anniversary edition of the nic//report. This year we are celebrating our 80th birthday. That can’t be right? Well, it is if you add up all of our jubilees: 10 years of CERT.at, 20 years of Stopline,

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/ nic.at News - 25.09.2018 10:37
10 years CERT.at

Promoting the Internet in Austria is one of the goals enshrined in the articles of incorporation of the Internet Foundation Austria, nic.at’s owner. Over recent decades the Internet has not only become an essential element of numerous business processes, but is also an integral part of many people’s daily lives. As a result, we have to ensure that we are ideally placed to meet and counter threats and security risks as they emerge. A national CERT as an independent information hub presented itself as the ideal opportunity to leverage the available synergies while promoting the goals of the foundation. The greatest challenge that we faced was establishing an effective team to rapidly embed us in national and international networks and help us establish the level of trust required for quality information exchange. As face to face contact and direct communications are an essential part of this, a significant amount of our initial work focused on building up a network of dependable contacts at home and abroad, rather than the technical side of things.

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/ nic.at News - 25.09.2018 10:31
20 years Stopline - an interview with Barbara Schlossbauer

Stopline was an independent initiative set up by the Austrian Internet service providers to combat illegal content online, after images of child abuse were discovered on the server of an Austrian host provider. ISPA (then newly founded), nic.at, representatives of the police reporting centres, legal experts and other national stakeholders were involved in establishing Stopline. The challenge at the time was to raise awareness of illegal content online and publicise the existence of the new reporting centre without demonising the Internet as a whole.

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