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.
SBA hosted the Kaspersky Cyber Day at TU Wien on May 28. After a revealing lecture on some of the history´s most famous hacks participants challenged each other in the battle for the KIPS champion title. In addition to the cyber day Kaspersky conducted a deeply technical workshop on machine learning at SBA. The group of 20 participants was composed of SBA staff as well as various partners.
Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation (KIPS) is an exercise that places business decision makers IT security teams from corporations and government departments into a simulated business environment facing a series of unexpected cyber threats, while trying to maximize profit and maintain confidence
The Austrian Computer Science Day (ACSD)  is an annual assembly that brings together computer scientists across Austria from different universities and research centers to improve visibility of the field and foster collaboration in research and teaching. For the first time, a selected group of “Young Experts” was invited to hold short talks about their research and present posters about their dissertation. With financial support of SBA Research and the Information & Software Engineering Group (IFS) of TU Wien, Adrian Dabrowski presented his work from SBA on security an privacy in large-scale infrastructure. He has recently started as a Post-Doc at University of California, Irvine.
Steve highlights the recently achieved
results not only as a result of NIST long-term investment into CT, but also
specifically points to SBA Research having been the major contributor by having
developed the algorithmic primitives upon which these results were achieved.
Steve continues to comment on
combinatorial testing and its connection to fuzzing and also acknowledges our
software testing research efforts; and while we don’t agree a 100% on the
technical details of his presentation, we are very happy and honored to be
featured in his podcast.
Ludwig Kampel joined the 13th Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference (LION13), a conference aiming to explore the intersections and unknown territories between machine learning, artificial intelligence, mathematical programming and algorithms for hard optimization problems. On the first day of the conference Ludwig presented the paper “How to use Boltzmann Machines and Neural Networks for Covering Array Generation”, a joint work with Michael Wagner, Dimitris E. Simos and Ilias S. Kotsireas, that presents the first approach based on artificial neural networks for the construction of covering arrays.
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