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MBA Alumni Lounge - "Company under Cyber Attack” – What executives need to know to defend their businesses.


This MBA Alumni Lounge is entirely in the light of cybersecurity and quick decision making in an urgent case of a cyber attack. Spend a thrilling evening with the MBA community at this year's last MBA Alumni Lounge.

At the beginning of the evening participants experience a simulated cyber attack and learn what decisions would be most important in these moments:


The Need for Effective Decision-Making

Today, the possibility of large-scale cyber attacks against a wide range of targets from nation states to companies and individuals is widely recognized.


Decision makers, including business leaders, who are responsible to act in a cyber emergency, often lack prior experience or preparation. This can intensify the impact of a cyber attack because the response will be reduced.


Exercise as a Tool to Test and Improve Regulations

One of the key problems for governments and private enterprises in countering the cyber threat is the lack of understanding about how interconnected and vulnerable our networks are and how critical services are.

Read more about the cyber security simulation which BHC Laboratory plans to hold in this PDF.


An exciting panelist lineup

After the simulation exercise, a panel discussion with several experts will answer more open questions.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Anna Patterson (, Marketing Manager at the WU Executive Academy. 



  • Lauri Almann, Member of the Executive Board at BHC Laboratory OÜ

  • Jochen Borenich, MBA, Member of the Executive Board, Kapsch Business Com, GEMBA Alumn 2004-2005

  • Thomas Stubbings, Chairman Cyber Security Platform of the Austrian Government, GEMBA Student 2018-2019

  • Reinhold Wochner, MBA, MSc, Head of Group Security Management, ERSTE Group


Many thanks to our cooperation partner BHC Laboratory for providing the technical equipment and running the simulation exercise; BHC Laboratory is a cyber capabilities’ development company for a wide range of global customers. Many thanks to Erste Group for hosting this event.


The schedule of this MBA Alumni Lounge

You can either come at 6 p.m. and attend the simulation exercise or you come at 7:30 p.m. for the panel discussion only.

6-6:30 p.m. Opening doors and distribution of devices for the exercise (please make sure you bring an ID to leave at the reception as exchange for the device)

6:30 p.m. Opening words by Markus Posch, Head of Group HR at Erste Group Bank AG as host of the event and  Dean Barbara Stöttinger

6:30-7:30 p.m. Exercise + short discussion

7:30-7:40 p.m. Short break

7:40 p.m. Intro by Dean Barbara Stöttinger welcomes new guests

7:40-8:45 p.m. Panel Discussion + Q&A  

8:45-10 p.m.
Fingerfood and networking 

We are looking forward to your visit.


Many thanks go to our cooperation Partners Erste Group and BHC Laboratory.

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This event is for WU Executive Club members only.


We will take pictures during the event. These will be used in our online and offline communication activities.

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