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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SBA supports Women&Code

SBA is partner of the Women&Code Hackathon 2019.

The initiative launched by Barbara Ondrisek and Eva Lettner offers free programming courses for starters with the main objective to bring more women into IT.

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Johanna Ullrich gives Presentation at the We Are Developers AI Congress

Johanna Ullrich gave a talk on I need Data (for Research) at the 2018 AI Congress on December 5.



Manuel Leithner @ WI2018

Manuel Leithner (MaTRIS Research Group) presented his paper titled “DOMdiff: Identification and Classification of Inter-DOM Modifications” (Joint work with Dimitris E. Simos) at the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2018 (WI2018), which took place in Santiago, Chile, from 2nd to 5th of December. The paper was published within the SecWIT project.

Julia Pammer organizes IoT4CPS Community Session @ ICT 2018: Imagine Digital

Julia Pammer organized an interactive workshop for IoT4CPS at the ICT 2018: Imagine Digital. The 20 year anniversary brought the ICT conference back to Vienna where it premiered in 1998. With a confirmed number of over 6000 participants this year´s conference broke all previous records.

Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt (Salzburg Research), Mario Drobics (AIT), Omar Veledar (AVL) and Edin Arnautovic (TTTech) enouraged paticipants to join their discussion on “IoT – Connecting Physical and Digital World”, “Connectivity Issues”, “Safety and Security in Automated Driving” and “Digital Twin for Safety and Security in the Automated Industry”. IoT4CPS was also represented in the Austrian Village along with fellow FFG lighthouse projects.

Julia Pammer and Denise Ratasich (TUW) showcasing one of the IoT4CPS demonstrators to Klaus Pseiner, Head of FFG.

Vienna is set to become Blockchain Capital of the World

The world´s largest blockchain center is currently emerging in Vienna. The ABC (Austrian Blockchain Center) will combine expertise in the areas of basic research and practical implementation.

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The center will receive 17 mio. € in funding.

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Edgar Weippl wins ICS/SCADA Security in Power Plant Challenge

Edgar Weippl won the security awareness game at the Kapersky Academic Summit in Budapest together with a group of fellow researchers.


“Echoes of the Past: Recovering Blockchain Metrics From Merged Mining” accepted at FC19

“Echoes of the Past: Recovering Blockchain Metrics From Merged Mining”( N. Stifter, P. Schindler, A. Judmayer, A. Zamyatin, A. Kern, E. Weippl) will appear at FC19.

Pre-print available here

sec4dev Submission Deadline extended until December 14, 2018

The sec4dev conference + bootcamp submission deadline has officially been extended until December 14, 2018. Make sure to submit your talk or secure your Early Bird ticket!

Call for Talk and Workshops

Confirmed Speakers


ROOTS Workshop to be hosted at DeepSec on November 30, 2018

SBA helps with the organization of the ROOTS Workshop co-located with DeepSec. The 2nd Reversing and Offensive-oriented Trends Symposium 2018 (ROOTS) takes place in the Imperial Riding School Vienna tomorrow.



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