Floragasse 7 – 5th floor, 1040 Vienna
Subscribe to our Newsletter

SBA Research is a research center for Information Security
funded partly by the national initiative for COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies.

Recent News:

New chairman for the SBA Scientific Advisory Board

Christopher Kruegel, a longtime collaborator, will chair our Scientific Advisory Board. He has published more than 89 papers at the 4 major security conferences and founded Lastline (later acquired by VMware) by building on the results of Ulrich Bayer‘s… Read More
scientific and innovation board chair christopher krügel

ERC grant awardees joined new COMET proposal NGC

We are pleased to announce that Maria Christakis joined SBA’s new COMET proposal Next Generation Cybersecurity (SBA-K1 NGC) as member of the scientific and innovation board, Laura Kovacs and Matteo Maffei joined as key researchers. Maria Christakis’s ERC grant focuses on improving software testing,… Read More
ERC grant awardees joined new COMET proposal NGC

Bernhard Garn @Athens for NERO COST Action (CA22164) Assembly

At the beginning of April, the NERO COST Action members came together for the Working Group Assembly (April 3rd and 4th) and Management Committee meeting (April 5th) at the Impact Hub in Athens, Greece. DEFSYS Team lead Bernhard Garn participated as a Working Group and Management Committee… Read More
Bernhard Garn @Athens for NERO COST Action (CA22164) Assembly

Irene Hiess Receives Highest Grade for Master’s Thesis Defense

We are happy to share the outstanding news that Irene Hiess, part of the MATRIS Research Group, has successfully defended her master’s thesis on the fascinating topic “Exact Methods of Generation of Covering Arrays”. On March 13th, Irene Hiess showcased her expertise, dedication, and unwavering commitment… Read More
Irene Hiess Receives Highest Grade for Master’s Thesis Defense


On April 8, 2024, the MATRIS Research Group and the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) research program members of IIASA convened for the ECE Seminar at the headquarters of IIASA at Schloss Laxenburg, while approximately 25 members from both parties participated remotely. Read More

New Directions in Attack/Defense Modeling

SBA Research, University of Vienna, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Joanneum Research held a joint workshop on new directions in attack/defense modeling using AI on April 12th,… Read More

Dimitris Simos @ PH-US-UNCTAD Workshop on DRR

🔍 Exploring Global Solutions:The PH-US-UNCTAD Harnessing STI for DRR Workshop convened in Manila, Philippines from February 29 to March 1, 2024. With delegates from 44 UNCSTD member states, Dr. Dimitris Simos,... Read More
All UN Workshop 2024 Participants in Meeting Room

ACM MobiSys 2024 – Paper Accepted

Gabriel Gegenhuber’s new paper “Why E.T. Can’t Phone Home: A Global View on IP-based Geoblocking at VoWiFi” was recently accepted to the MobiSys conference happening in Tokyo in June 2024. The paper exposes existing blocking practices within worldwide mobile network operators that prevent customers from using Wi-Fi calling during roaming. Read More

Talk: Turning Machine-actionable DMPs into FAIR Digital Objects

Tomasz Miksa, senior researcher at SBA Research, gave an interesting talk on “Turning Machine-actionable DMPs into FAIR Digital Objects” at the International FAIR Digital Objects Implementation Summit in Berlin. Transition to FDOs requires significant changes in the design of existing tools and… Read More

Getting physical | The Options of Reading and Sending CAN

In early March, the MATRIS Applied Research Consulting Team organized the second meetup of the Automotive Security Meetup series for the automotive community at SBA Research. The meeting format of the Automotive Security Research Group (ASRG Vienna) aims to foster discussion about ideas, methods,… Read More

Ö1-Interview with Alexander Schatten

Ö1 Dimensions: Is science becoming more conformist? In this inaugural Ö1 Dimensions event on the topic of science and conformity, Alexander Schatten – senior researcher at SBA Research, was interviewed alongside other guests such as Ulrike Felt (University of… Read More