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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Nicholas Stifter and Aljosha Judmayer give an interview on blockchain – Profil

Nicholas Stifter and Aljosha Judmayer, two of our four researchers focusing full time on blockchain technology gave an interview for Profil.

RIPE article on IPv6 addressing

Johanna Ullrich has contributed a post on IPv6 Address Security and Privacy to RIPE Labs.

For the full article please see here.

Unique Fingerprint for each Computer

Sebastian Schrittwieser (SBA Research) works on faster identification of cyber attacks by making the hacking process more obvious. Schrittwieser and his team are designing highly complex program codes in order to prevent damage.

Full article

Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis for Dr. Johanna Ullrich

Johanna Ullrich finally got her PhD officially awarded sub auspiciis Praesidentis in presence of the Austrian president Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen. This type of promotion is the highest honor for achievement, and the laureates receive a gold ring from the president. The tradition dates back to the 17th century.

Please also see the announcement of TU Wien

500 attendees joined Blockchain Summit at WU

500 participants discussed and prepared pilot projects at several workshops on Tuesday, December 5.

SBA Research is among the cooperation partners of WU´s newly founded Research Department of Crypto Economy that is in charge of accompanying the pilot projects.

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More Security for Production Systems

Interview with Edgar Weippl in “Die Messe”.

Marc Juarez from KU Leuven gave guest lecture at Privacy Enhancing Technologies course

Marc Juarez from KU Leuven gave a guest lecture at TU Wien (in this years “Privacy Enhancing Technologies” course).

He spoke about “Website Fingerprinting Attacks and Defenses in the Wild” on December 1st 2017.

SBA Research @ SPS IPC Drives

Together with TU Wien, SBA Research is exhibiting at the leading industry fair for industrial production systems SPS IPC Drives, taking place from November 28-30, 2017 in Nürnberg, Germany.
Under the slogan “IT-Security & Quality for Industry 4.0” SBA Research is presenting its concepts and strategies for effective protection mechanisms for production systems engineering (PSE). This mechanisms should allow companies to prepare against IT-related threats by means of qualified security measures.

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SBA @ SPS IPC Drives

Andreas Ekelhart (SBA) and Elmar Kiesling (TU Wien) received scientific promotion for “Netidee-Projekt”

Last week Andreas Ekelhart (SBA) and Elmar Kiesling (TU Wien) received a scientific promotion for their research on Semantic Processing of Security Event Streams.

Stefanie Plieschnegger at DevFest Vienna

Stefanie Plieschnegger speaks about her Master´s thesis and FemTech internship project on Wi-Fi hotspot security at DevFest Vienna on November 25th.

Tomasz Miksa co-organised workshop on Research Data Lifecycle and Machine-actionable Data Management Plans

Tomasz Miksa and Kevin Ashley from the Digital Curation Centre in the UK organised a workshop on Research Data Lifecycle and Machine-actionable Data Management Plans that was held at the University of Vienna on the 22nd of November.

Representatives of major Austrian universities and funding institutions worked together to identify user stories representing needs of stakeholders involved in the research data management. The inputs from the participants not only contribute to an open consultation of the Research Data Alliance working group on DMP Common Standards, but also to the activities of the e-Infrastructures Austria+ project.

   

Slides from the workshop can be found in an open access repository

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Edgar Weippl Keynote at Industry 4.0: Current Trends and Strategies

Edgar Weippl gives a keynote on Security in Production Systems Engineering in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The workshop is organized by DAAD and ASEA-UNINET.

Edgar Weippl

Best Paper Award for our paper Shimon Machida, Adrian Dabrowski, Edgar Weippl, and Isao Echizen. PrivacyTag: A community-based method for protecting privacy of photographed subjects in online social networks

Shimon Machida, Adrian Dabrowski, Edgar Weippl, and Isao Echizen. PrivacyTag: A community-based method for protecting privacy of photographed subjects in online social networks. In 16th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e- Business, e-Services and e-Society, pages 261–275. Springer LNCS, 11 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68557-1 24, best paper award.

Shimon Machida, Adrian Dabrowski, Edgar Weippl, and Isao Echizen. PrivacyTag: A community-based method for protecting privacy of photographed subjects in online social networks

The paper is on Springer Link.

SBA at BSidesVienna 2017

Adrian Dabrowski presented his talk ‘A Song of Botnets and Power: Blackout is coming’ at BSidesVienna.

         

Tomasz Miksa on the RDA DMP Common Standards at the University of Cambridge

Tomasz Miksa presented recent developments of the Research Data Alliance working group on common standards for machine-actionable data management plans during a conference on “Engaging Researchers in Good Data Management” that was organised jointly by the University of Cambridge, SPARC Europe, and JISC.

To learn more on the on-going activities of the RDA DMP Common Standards WG please visit our GitHub repository.

MACIS 2017 organized by SBA Research

The Seventh International Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences (MACIS 2017) was held at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, from November 15-17, 2017.

                      

After an oldtimer tramtour the participants around general chair Dimitris Simos were invited to the mayor´s reception at Vienna´s oldest “Heurigen” – 10er Marie.

        

Securing Information Processing in the Lifecycle of Cyber-Physical Production Systems: Keynote

Edgar Weippl gives next week a keynote at “Industry 4.0 – Current Trends and Strategies” (Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) in co-operation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and ASEA-UNINET)

Stefan Jakoubi moderates IT-Security event

Stefan Jakoubi moderates the LSZ IT-Security autumn event at Novomatic Forum today.

Further details can be found here.

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