The St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) is one of Europe’s leading centers for research into children’s cancer. Using the latest technologies, interdisciplinary research groups seek to improve the treatment quality and chances of recovery of children with cancer. The research institute, founded in 1985, is based in Vienna.Visit The St. Anna CCRI Website
The team of the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute consists of researchers dedicated to combating children’s cancer. They all put their heart and soul into their research, sometimes working from home and on weekends. According to Dominik Achleitner, Head of IT & Digital Transformation at the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute, that was one of the chief challenges:
“In the field of research, people are active and travel a lot – they fly to conferences, give presentations, or have meetings in person to exchange ideas with other oncology specialists. They’re in contact with a lot of tools and platforms. As a result, researchers have a long list of passwords,“ explains Achleitner.
Ingomar Schmickl, IT manager at the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute, confirmed this. He sees the issue as even farther-reaching: “A further challenge for us was the topic of data security and how to ensure it.”
“Our staff use not only their company laptops, but also their private devices. In some cases our researchers are working with sensitive patient data – of course we don’t want staff running around with their passwords stored in their browser or, even worse, leaving their laptop open somewhere.“ The two IT experts knew it was time to take action. Achleitner and Schmickl were looking for a tool to ease the day-to-day work of their colleagues. They also wanted to raise the researchers’ awareness of the topic of security.
The solution: a password management tool. The clear choice was the LastPass Business identity and password management solution.