SBA Research is a research center for Information Security funded partly by the national initiative for COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies. Within a network of more than 70 companies, 15 Austrian and international universities and research institutions, and many additional international research partners we jointly work on research challenges ranging from organizational to technical security to strengthen Europe’s Cybersecurity capabilities.
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ARES & CD-MAKE 2019, organized by SBA Research

The 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019) will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury from August 26– August 29, 2019. The 3rd International IFIP Cross Domain Conference for Machine Learning & Knowledge Extraction (CD-MAKE 2019) as well as several workshops and the ARES EU Projects Symposium will be held in conjunction with the conference.

ARES will highlight the various aspects of security –  with special  focus on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability and security.

ARES  aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of security as an  integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications.

ARES will emphasize the interplay between foundations and practical issues of security in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc. ARES is devoted to the critical examination and research challenges of the various aspects of Secure and Dependable Computing and the definition of a future road map.

The ARES Conference is organized by SBA Research in cooperation with the University of Kent.

Call for papers to be online soon.


Details und Anmeldung

SBA Research gave a talk on penetration testing at the Meeting of Experts Industry 4.0

11.Sitzung der ExpertInnengruppe Forschung, Entwicklung & Innovation – Plattform Industrie 4.0

The talk was about modern attacker techniques to efficiently take over Windows domains, defence tactics and the impact on OT networks.

Zu Besuch im Smart Production Lab der FH JOANNEUM

“Digitization & Information Security – Romeo & Julia?”

Yvonne Poul and Stefan Jakoubi gave a talk today about “Digitization & Information Security – Romeo & Julia?” at the LSZ IT-Security Herbst at Novomatic Forum.

Tomasz Miksa chaired the DMP Common Standards WG session at the 12th RDA Plenary in Gaborne

The 12th Plenary of the Research Data Alliance was held 5-8 November 2018 in Gaborone under the theme “The Digital Frontiers of Global Science”. The meeting has gathered scientists, experts and practitioners engaged in the advancement of data-driven science and economy from around the world.

Tomasz Miksa chaired a session of the DMP Common Standards working group. He presented current progress of the group that focused on narrowing scope of the common data model and defining an ecosystem of services and processes that will utilise the common model for machine-actionable data management plans.

The detailed agenda and collaborative notes can be found here.

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

Vulnerability Disclosures made from MaTRIS Group acknowledged at CVE MITRE: CVE 2015-4631, CVE 2015-4632, CVE 2015-4633

Some of the vulnerabilities found in the Koha Library software in the past from the combinatorial security testing team of SBA Research, now part of the MaTRIS group, have been officially acknowledged in the CVE-MITRE database.More details can be found below, below:

CVE-2015-4631 (Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS in Koha library)

Full vulnerability disclosure at CVE-MITRE database:

CVE-2015-4632 (Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities at Koha library)

Full vulnerability disclosure at CVE-MITRE database:

CVE-2015-4633 (Multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in Koha library)

Full vulnerability disclosure at CVE-MITRE database:


Yvonne Poul completed MBA studies

Yvonne Poul has successfully completed her MBA studies in “Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship”, conducted by WU Vienna and TU Vienna.


IKT-Sicherheitskonferenz and Young Researchers´ Day 2018

The IKT-Sicherheitskonferenz hosted by the Austrian Armed Forces has taken place in Alpbach from October 16-17, 2018.

In addition to Wilfried Mayer giving a talk on current development in the TOR network SBA has once more hosted the Young Researchers´ Day.


Young Researchers´Day

Philipp Reisinger gives a talk at the IKT Security Conference 2018

Philipp Reisinger will hold an exciting talk today entitled “Two Worlds and One Reality – Approaching Security and Risk in the Real and the Virtual World” at the Congress Center Alpbach (IKT Security Conference 2018).

Interested people will have the opportunity  to attend the talk/lecture also on November 14, in the context of the “15. Österreichischer Sicherheitstag 2018” in Puch/Salzburg.

Date: 14.11.2018, 12:20

Place: FH Salzburg, Campus Urstein, Puch / Salzburg

Impressions of the 4th Blockchain Networking Meeting

Stephanie Jakoubi represented SBA at the 4th blockchain networking meeting hosted by Digital City Wien and Accenture.

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