Cyber Trust Austria – the Austrian Quality Label for Cybersecurity

What is Cyber Trust Austria?

Cyber Trust Austria is the Austrian Label for Cybersecurity. It is based on the Cyber Risk Rating Scheme which was developed by Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich (Austrian Security Board) in cooperation with KSV1870 (Austrias largest Rating Agency). There are two quality levels and labels accordingly.

Cyber Trust Austria Label

This is the basic label, which is suitable also for smaller companies and organisations. It comprises 14 baseline security requirements, which any organisation should be able to fulfil with a reasonable effort. It is based on a validated self-declaration.


Cyber Trust Austria Label Gold

This is the advanced label, which is suitable for enterprises and organisations which already fulfill a higher security level. It comprises the 14 baseline security requirements plus 11 additional requirements. It is based on a third-party audit.


The Cyber Trust Austria Label gives organisations the possibility to externally demonstrate the fulfilment of essential baseline security requirements for cybersecurity and the importance of the topic within the organisation. This is especially important for companies, which act as suppliers for Operators of essential Services (OeS) according to the NIS directive of the European Union. These OeS have to assure adequate technical and organisational security measures also within their suppliers. The criteria of the Cyber Trust Austria Label map to the NIS factsheets of the competent national NIS authority in Austria (Ministry of Interior) and are acknowledged accordingly for NIS audits.

Increasingly companies and consumers take diligent care that their suppliers are secure and trustworthy. The Cyber Trust Austria Label is an easy and affordable possibility to externally demonstrate that security is an important topic in the company and essential security requirements have been implemented. In this respect it is a cost-effective alternative to a costly ISO 27000 certification.

The Cyber Trust Austria Label is based on the Cyber Risk Rating Scheme, which was developed by Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich (Austrian Security Board) in cooperation with KSV1870. The Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich is Austrias largest non-profit organisation focused on improving security. KSV1870 is Austrias largest Rating Agency, offering services in the areas of risk management and credit protection. The governance of the cyber risk rating schemes lies in the hands of the Cyber Risk Advisory Board, which consists of leading cybersecurity experts from large Operators of essential Services from all sectors according to the NIS directive.

Applying for a Cyber Trust Austria Label is easy. Everything can be done online. Click on the chart below to see details for the process. For the Gold label please click here.