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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:

sec4dev 2021 Recap – Women in IT: We are no Aliens!

In the pioneering days of information technology, women played an essential role – well-known examples are Ada Lovelace, who developed an algorithm and is considered the first female programmer ever, or Dorothy Vaughan, whose work contributed significantly to… Read More

SBA confirmed as Qualified Body (QuaSte)

Energy providers, banks or even healthcare organizations, if identified as operators of essential services, must ensure that their network and information systems are as resilient as possible in crisis situations. They are therefore required by the EU Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive), implemented… Read More

SBA-K1 – 2nd research period started

SBA-K1, our main strategic research endeavor, has been granted continued funding for the period 2017-2025 under the FFG COMET (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies) K1-Centres program line. The first four years of our current COMET period (2017 – 2021) have been tremendously successful. We were able to… Read More

SBA Blogpost – No Aliens: Women in ICT

Meet three of SBA Research’s inspiring female colleagues! Although still a minority, women have tenaciously worked their way back to the center of ICT. SBA Research is proud to be the professional home to distinguished female experts and promising young talent alike, while also partaking in a wider network of women… Read More

Dimitris E. Simos – Habilitation completed at TU Graz!

Congratulations to Dimitris E. Simos (Key Researcher at SBA Research) for completing his Habilitation at Graz University of Technology. As of Jan.1st 2021, Dimitris is now Associate Professor (non-tenured track, venia docendi for Applied Computer Science) with… Read More

SBA Research Quarterly – 2nd issue

Our second newsletter was sent out today. Check it out here! We introduce you to ISIS, our (I)IoT, Systems and Industrial Security Group. In our video we highlight their research in areas such as side-channel attacks, automating security risk assessments or injecting security features in firmware post… Read More

SBA Academy Blogpost – Introducing: The Security Champion

From Bad-Cop Culture to Sustainable Security Integration Since our entire working life runs on software, security is essential for almost every business operation; what is more, customer trust largely depends on whether security incidents happen and if so, how they are handled. To strongly root security in your company culture,… Read More

USENIX 2021 – paper accepted

SBA’s paper “On the Usability of Authenticity Checks for Hardware Security Tokens” by Katharina Pfeffer, Alexandra Mai, Adrian Dabrowski, Matthias Gusenbauer, Philipp Schindler, Edgar Weippl, Michael… Read More

NDSS 2021 – paper accepted

Philipp Schindler (SBA Research) will present our new paper at NDSS 2021 this year! RandRunner: Distributed Randomness from Trapdoor VDFs with Strong Uniqueness. Philipp Schindler, Aljosha Judmayer, and Markus Hittmeir (SBA Research); Nicholas Stifter (SBA Research, TU Wien); Edgar Weippl (SBA Research, Universität Wien) Abstract: Generating randomness collectively has been… Read More

sec4dev 2021 – All Virtual!

Made for the makers! The 2021 edition of the sec4dev conference (22-25 Feb´21) comes with numerous exciting topics and special sessions. Addressed areas will cover application security, security testing & automation, cloud & container, machine learning & AI security and much more. As an… Read More

Austrian Flagship Project IoT4CPS closes strong

3 years of collaboration within the IoT4CPS project is coming to an end: 16 consortium partners (including SBA Research) nearly 100 project team members involved45+ deliverables achieved (+30 public documents)7 white papers written, 6 posters illustrated… Read More

SBA Research Quarterly

Our first newsletter was sent out recently. If you have missed it, check it out here! Register for our newsletter to receive quarterly updates about SBA Research. Stay tuned for exciting news from our research groups and their projects! We’ll also let you… Read More

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