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

Recent News:

Exploiting KeePassRPC – SBA Student finds Vulnerability

While taking a university course on security, Philipp Danzinger discovered two critical related vulnerabilities in KeePassRPC, an addon for the popular password manager KeePass. Both vulnerabilities allow a malicious web site to read and leak (unlocked) KeePass databases, while being very hard or impossible to detect, provided the KeePassRPC addon is… Read More

System Administrator Appreciation Day

The System Administrator Appreciation Day is an annual commemoration for system administrators. It was invented by Ted Kekatos and is held on the last Friday in July since 2000. Kekatos was inspired by a Hewlett-Packard ad by employees thanking a system administrator with flowers and fruit baskets for installing new… Read More

We_0wn_Y0u got 2nd place at ENOWARS 4

In the online attack / defense CTF competition ENOWARS4, We_0wn_Y0u got the 2nd place out of 154 teams! A big thanks to ENOFLAG and TU Berlin for hosting the event! Congratulations to all members of… Read More

EU H2020 Project My Health – My Data successfully completed

The Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action MyHealth – MyData (MHMD) developed an open biomedical information network centered on the connection between organizations and individuals. Key elements of this innovation, implemented through this new model, include: Privacy-preserving data publishing via synthetic dataBlockchainDynamic consentPersonal data accountsSmart contractsMultilevel… Read More

Kick-Off Meeting BRIDGE Research Project GASTRIC

The kick-off meeting of the FFG BRIDGE 1 project GASTRIC (Gene Anonymisation and Synthetisation for Privacy) took place on July 15th, 2020 at SBA Research. The GASTRIC project addresses the challenge to preserve the privacy of individuals taking part in microbiome studies… Read More

Best in-use Paper Award

The paper “Supporting complex decision making by semantic technologies“ by Stefan Fenz has won the best in-use paper award at ESWC20. ESWC20 was held online from June 2 – June 4, 2020. Congrats! You can find the paper here. Read More

Christian Kudera talks about Technical Approaches and Lessons learned at Proximity Tracing Workshop

Digital approaches to proximity tracing on Smartphones are expected to contribute significantly to master the Covid-19 pandemic. Several approaches went live since May, and a heated discussion on centralised versus decentralised approaches arose. Beyond technical considerations, like their underlying working principle, constraints due to dependencies on the underlying hardware and… Read More

Stefan Jakoubi moderates IT-Security Cyber Lounge

For many companies, the crisis was a rapid driver of digitalization – as a result, the hacker scene has experienced another real upswing. The topic of IT security has thus also gained in importance. As usual, participants will be provided with exciting community news, expert interviews, trends and the most… Read More

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