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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:

Gilbert Wondracek in the Economist

“Gilbert Wondracek at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria and his colleagues built a history-stealing website aimed at groups on Xing, a business-orientated social network. Mr Wondracek’s analysis of over 6,500 Xing groups, containing a total of more than 1.8m users, suggested that his rogue site would be able… Read More

Invited Talk at NII

Edgar Weippl gives an invited talk at NII. Whenever data is being processed, there are many places where parts of the data are temporarily stored; thus forensic analysis can reveal past activities, create a (partial) timeline and restore deleted data. While this fact is well known for computer forensic and… Read More

IPhone privacy

Our partners at ISecLab have a nice paper on privacy and IPhones (German heise Article)… Read More

Guest talk / Seminar: John Tait

Guest talk: John Tait The term Semantic Search is becoming fashionable, but there are a number of problems with the term. 1) There are at least two forms of semantic search. One is based more-or-less hand programmed knowledge sources, like domain ontologies or thesauri. The other is based on emergent… Read More

Timbus projects starts March 1, 2011

The digital preservation problem is well-understood for query-centric information scenarios but has been less explored for scenarios where the important digital information to be preserved is the execution context within which data is processed, analysed, transformed and rendered. Furthermore, preservation is often considered as a set of activities carried out… Read More

SBA + ERCIM

SBA is via AARIT part of the ABCDE project and will accept follows that want to join the research center. Read More

APARSEN project starts on Jan 1, 2011

Digital preservation (DP) offers the economic and social benefits associated with the long-term preservation of information, knowledge and know-how for re-use by current as well as later generations. However, digital preservation has a great problem, namely that preservation support structures are built on projects which are short lived and is… Read More

Mumia project

The tremendous power and speed of current search engines to respond, almost instantaneously to millions of user queries on a daily basis is one of the greatest successes of the past decade. While this technology empowers users need to extract relevant information from the hundreds of thousands of terabytes of… Read More

EU projects!

Andreas Rauber has been very successful. He brought several new EU projects to the center: APARSEN, TIMBUS and Mumia. Moreover, we will start with INMOTOS and we hope to attract one or two ERCIM fellows. …more information will be posted soon…… Read More

ISecLab Blog

The researchers of ISecLab, among them Engin Kirda, just launched a nice blog; http://blog.iseclab.org/ http://twitter.com/iseclaborg/… Read More

D-A-CH Security

On Sep 21 and 22, SBA and the Vienna University of Technology host the D-A-CH Security conference. The proceedings have been edited by Peter Schartner and Edgar Weippl (more…)… Read More

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