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Petra Hochmannová

CSIRT.SK , director
Petra Hochmannová works since 2010 in the field of information security at special department of Computer Security Incident Response Team Slovakia - CSIRT.SK, part of DataCentrum organization, under Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. She first took on the role of information specialist for ICT security with focus on incident solutions, international cooperation development and management of information security projects. At present she is a Director of CSIRT.SK. She executes conceptual frameworks, coordination, and methodology in the field of information security, manages cooperation with Slovak and international organizations and represents Slovakia in expert work streams on critical information infrastructure protection and fight against computer criminality.
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  • Our Role in Higher Network Security   |   Medzinárodný kongres ITAPA 2015: No Borders
    With increasing number of ICT users and providers of critical services increases also the number of security incidents. The most threatened areas are finance, energy industries, electronic services and public services. These incidents negatively influence the trust of the users and decelerate the development of information society.  Cyber security is therefore one of the priorities of network and electronic services providers. Governments all around the world endeavor to increase effectivity of defense against attacks on information systems. We can see the change how cyber security is understood in establishment of new organizations and provision of new services that actively protect the cyber space and build security community. In the Slovak Republic special unit of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic CSIRT.SK (Computer Security Incident Response Team Slovakia) and NIX.CZ association have started a cooperation that has introduced to Slovakia project FENIX. The project was developed in the Czech Republic in 2013 as a reaction to intense DoS attacks aimed at significant Czech media, banks and operators. The objective of the project is to enable internet services of engaged subjects during DoS attack.
  • The draft law on information security   |   Kongres ITAPA 2013: Putting IT together
    CSIRT – Special Unit in digital world

    Why not to miss the presentation?
    Did you know that in Slovakia there is a special unit for elimination of cyber attacks? Its name is CSIRT. Come to take a look at her!


    Executive summary:
    The presentation will briefly inform about draft law on information security and its necessity for working of Special unit for solving of computer security incidents – CSIRT.SK. It will deliver a short view on types of solved computer incidents and state their numbers, actual trends in attacks on public administration institutions and finally indicate challenges the unit is facing today and which impede effective reaction in elimination of these attacks. 
  • ICT Security and elimination of impacts caused by targeted attack   |   Kongres ITAPA 2011: Desať rokov inspirácií
    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are necessary part of social and economical development of a society. It is therefore necessary to intensify their protection not only on national level but also internationally. The focus of the presentation is development of coordinated processes effectively helping institutions to prepare for technology failures, natural disasters and other crisis situations such as attacks on ICT that are part of state information infrastructure. Presentation will demonstrate trainings that enable institutions to verify response to security incidents, reveal specific vulnerabilities in internal processes and procedures, identify mutual interconnections and relations and strengthen cooperation at the national and international platform.
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