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.
ISIS @ TU Wien IAIK @ TU Graz DKE @ Uni Wien NM @ WU Wien FH St. Pölten AIT


European Security Round Table

Today, Stefan Fenz attends the European Security Round Table in Brussels. The European Security Round Table is a neutral platform between the EU Institutions, NATO and other relevant actors to discuss European security and defence issues.

Talk on Applications Security

Edgar Weippl presents the opening talk at this year’s ADV security event (IT-Sicherheit für Fortgeschrittene).

Lange Nacht der Forschung 2009 – Review


112 People visited our information security-specific program at Lange Nacht der Forschung 2009. The program hosted by Secure Business Austria comprised privacy issues, wireless security, password security, and forensics. EVVA supported our program by presenting the latest lock innovations to our visitors.

COMET Decision: Secure Business Austria extended till 2014

We are happy to announce that our SBA2 proposal has been accepted by the jury. The research grants enable us to continue our research till 2014. German press releases can be found at APA and FFG.

Krems Security Conference – Talk on Database Forensics

Martin Mulazzani & Edgar Weippl, Aktuelle Herausforderungen in der Datenbankforensik (more information)

ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2010

Our paper “Ontology-based Generation of IT-Security Metrics” has been accepted at the 25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC’2010).

Lange Nacht der Forschung 2009


On November 7 2009 16:27 – 00:00 Secure Business Austria hosts an information security-specific program at Lange Nacht der Forschung. The program comprises live demonstrations and awareness training in the fields of

  • wireless security,
  • password security,
  • social engineering,
  • privacy,
  • lockpicking,
  • mobile storage security,
  • credit card fraud, and
  • digital forensics.

We invite everybody to join us at Favoritenstrasse 16 1040 Wien.

8. IKT-Sicherheitsseminar

SBA managing director Markus Klemen presents social engineering cases at this years’ “IKT-Sicherheitsseminar” of the Austrian Armed Forces Security Agency. See the program for further details.

Website Blockers

SBA managing director Markus Klemen was interviewed and cited in Wednesdays’ “Die Presse” concerning the organizational and technical limitations of website blockers. Link to the online version:

Presentation: Stoned Bootkit

Peter Kleissner presented his Stoned Bootkit and new research directions to circumvent full disk encryption.

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