Vienna is a high-class international business location and has a reputation for security to match. Independent analysis by Lausanne-based business school IMD ranked Vienna first for the protection of the private sector and first for personal security and the protection of private property.

Austria is also a neutral country, decreasing the threat of terrorism. Even so, the government has stepped up security protection, particularly for diplomats. It was the first country to implement sky marshals for flights to the US and Israel.