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Tomasz Miksa on Data Management Plans in the Horizon 2020 at the FFG

Tomasz Miksa delivered a webinar on Data Management Plans in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Commission.

The webinar was organised by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) which is the national contact point for the Horizon 2020.

The webinar had a wide appeal and brought both practitioners and facilitators. This was manifested by more than 300 registrations and over 200 simultaneous online participants.

The slides and the recording are offered as part of a lecture series on the Horizon 2020 related topics and can be found here: https://www.ffg.at/europa/veranstaltungen/ffg-akademie_2017-10-18

Sebastian Schrittwieser receives scientific recognition award

Sebastian Schrittwieser, who worked for SBA Research until 2013, received a scientific recognition award by the federal state of Lower Austria for his work and dissertation on code obfuscation.

The full article can be found here. (in german)

Johanna Ullrich represents SBA Research at the F2F meeting of the SCOTT project in Porto, Portugal from October 17-19, 2017

Secure Connected Trustable Things” (SCOTT) brings together 57 partners from 12 countries (EU and Brazil) and from academia and industry alike. The SCOTT consortium will work in the next three years to extend the Internet of Things for wirelessly connected smart sensors and actuators to be used in building and home/smart infrastructure, mobility, health domains ensuring safety and security, privacy and trustability.

(ISC)² Austria Chapter & ISACA Austria Chapter Event

The (ISC)² & ISACA Austrian Chapters jointly organized the one-day event “Cyber Sicherheit zeigt Zähne – Trends | Regularien | Vorgaben | Entwicklungen 2017+”, which took place on October 12, 2017 in the beautiful rooms of the Kunsthistorisches Musem Wien.  Stefan Jakoubi, SBA Research and Jimmy Heschl, Red Bull moderated the event, which was attended by 170 participants.
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Tomasz Miksa on the next generation of Data Management Plans at the general assembly of the e-Infrastructures Austria+

Today, Tomasz Miksa gave a talk on “Machine-actionable Data Management Plans (DMPs)” at the general assembly of the e-Infrastructures Austria+ project.

The talk presented benefits of the next generation machine-actionable Data Management Plans to stakeholders involved in the research data life-cycle: infrastructure operators, repository managers, researchers, funders, and policy makers.

Slides can be found here:

Austrian IEEE Chapter election finished

The election for the Austrian IEEE Chapter Systems, Men, and Cybernetics is finished and we are proud to announce that Peter Kieseberg and Edgar Weippl of SBA will continue their work as chair and first vice-chair respectively. For more information and interest in joining the chapter, please contact pkieseberg@sba-research.org.

Philipp Reisinger at JT Computer Business Breakfast

Philipp Reisinger will talk about “The Defender’s Dilemma” at the JT Computer Business Breakfast taking place at the FH Burgenland in Eisenstadt today.

For more information please see here.

Rudolf Mayer and Andreas Rauber host the annual meeting of the EU project MyHealthMyData

On October 9th and 10th, 25 researchers collaborating in the MyHealthMyData project meet at SBA Research to discuss issues of secure and privacy-preserving data sharing in e-Health applications.

MyHealthMyData implements a new way to share private information and empower their primary owners, the patients. The project uses novel approaches like using blockchains and smart contracts to trace the sharing and usage of patients in academic and commercial studies. Patients will control their data via personal data accounts, and can give dynamic consent to usage of parts of their data.

Peter Kieseberg @ CMG-AE-Tagung

Today, Peter Kieseberg gave a talk on “Neue Security-Herausforderungen im industriellen Umfeld” at the “CMG-AE-Tagung” in Vienna.

Peter Kieseberg @ ICDF2C2017

Today, Peter Kieseberg presented our work „Real-time Forensics through Endpoint Visibility“ at the „9th EAI International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime“ (ICDF2C2017) in Prague.

Study on EU-DSGVO

On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit), a research team consisting of cbased (Community-Based Innovation Systems), SBA Research, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), examines the impact of the data protection legislation (EU-DSGVO), which will become effective May 2018, on Big Data and Innovation.

The study was open to public participation of citizens, companies and experts until 09.10.2017.

More information can be found here and the study including the discussion here (both in german).

Philipp Reisinger at Österreichischer Sicherheitstag

Today Philipp Reisinger will talk about “The Defender’s Dilemma” at the Austrian IT Security day in Klagenfurt.

The IT Security day takes place in conjunction with IT Carinthia

Further information can be found here.

 

Mauro Conti @ SBA

Maura Conti gave a guest talk about Novel Security and Privacy Threats to Mobile Users at SBA Research yesterday.

More information can be found here.

Peter Kieseberg awarded Apertus Axiom

Yesterday, Peter Kieseberg from SBA Research and IoT-Austria awarded Apertus Axiom with the OpenMinds-Award in the category “Open Hardware”.

SBA Research at IKT-Sicherheitskonferenz of the Austrian Armed Forces

Jointly with the OCG working group on information security we organized the young researchers’ day (YRD). Edgar Weippl gave a talk on Bitcoins. Philipp Reisinger gave a talk at the IKT Sicherheitskonferenz about “Techology radar and Security 4.0”. The event takes place at the congress center villach today.

The program can be found here.

Alexei Zamyatin @ IEEE MASCOTS 2017

Alexei Zamyatin presented his paper „Swimming with Fishes and Sharks – Beneath the Surface of Queue-based Ethereum Mining Pools“ at the IEEE MASCOTS 2017 conference which took place from September 20 – 22, 2017 in Banff, Canada.

Aljosha Judmayer @ DigitalDays2017, Vienna

Aljosha Judmayer was invited to give a lightning talk about “Do we need the Blockchain” at the DigitalDays 2017.

The DigitalDays 2017 presented the digital competence of Vienna as a location, all activities related to the DigitalCity.Wien initiative and its partners. Innovative technologies were presented and could be experienced in the “DigitalCity.Wien TechStreet”. In addition, exciting topics from the field of digitization were discussed interactively with experts. The DigitalDays 2017 took place from September 20 – 21, 2017 in the City Hall of Vienna.

Stefan Jakoubi @ DEEPINTEL

Stefan Jakoubi will give a talk on Risk Communication – “To be informed, or not to be informed: that is the question” at DEEPINTEL today.

Making correct and effective decisions requires complete, meaningful and tailored data. This is nothing new and what sounds like an easy challenge is nowadays still surprisingly difficult and not well (enough) implemented.

For further information please see here

Stefan Jakoubi at Gartner Summit

Stefan Jakoubi is attending Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, which takes place from 18-19. Sept. in London, UK.

Further details can be found on their website.

Edgar Weippl on Bitcoins at IDC Security Roadshow

Edgar Weippl gives a technical introduction to Bitcoins (Agenda)

Peter Kieseberg moderating PwC event

Today Peter Kieseberg is moderating the PwC Security Trend event focusing on Business Continuity, Security Policies and the DSGVO.

Tomasz Miksa chairs the newly endorsed DMP Common Standards working group at the RDA

Tomasz Miksa has become the chair of the newly endorsed DMP Common Standards working group at the Research Data Alliance. He will present the goals of the group for the next 18 months at the 10th Research Data Alliance Plenary in Montreal, Canada.

The group brings together a broad spectrum of stakeholders from all around the world, such as: research funders, data repositories, ICT infrastructure providers, software developers, and researchers representing various scientific domains.

The specific focus of the working group is on developing common information model and specifying access mechanisms that make Data Management Plans (DMPs) machine-actionable. The outputs of this working group will help in making systems interoperable and will allow for automatic exchange, integration, and validation of information exchanged using research data infrastructures.

This should lead to higher reproducibility of computational workflows and increase of trust in scientific data.

To follow the activities and learn more about the DMP Commons Standards WG please visit its official web page.