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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:

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

Bridge1 Project SESC – Research Venture on Smart Contracts

The FFG project SESC – Secure Execution of Smart Contracts – focused on research addressing the emerging requirements for supporting the whole lifecycle of smart contract infrastructures that are based on distributed ledger technology. At the time this project started in 2017, many of the characteristics and security guarantees of blockchain technologies… Read More

KIRAS Project Smart Identification – Tackling Human Trafficking

The bilateral KIRAS project SmartIdentification – Confident Identification by using Mobile Remote Devices – focused on the use of existing data on smartphones to analyse trends in human trafficking routes and to identify individuals, especially unaccompanied minors. Starting in 2017, in the aftermath of the European migrant crisis 2015/2016,… Read More

IEEE Euro S&P Conference – SBA among 2021 Hosts

The 6th Euro S&P edition will be hosted by SBA Research, TU Wien and the University of Vienna on September 7-11, 2021 at the University Center Althanstraße. Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy,… Read More

ARES 2020

The ARES 2020 Conference, hosted by SBA Research, is currently taking place as all-digital conference. We are very happy to presenting a diverse program to more than 300 participants from over 43 countries, including: 27 full papers (acceptance rate: 21.26%) and 6 short papers82 workshop papers… Read More

Exploiting KeePassRPC – SBA Student finds Vulnerability

While taking a university course on security, Philipp Danzinger discovered two critical related vulnerabilities in KeePassRPC, an addon for the popular password manager KeePass. Both vulnerabilities allow a malicious web site to read and leak (unlocked) KeePass databases, while being very hard or impossible to detect, provided the KeePassRPC addon is… Read More

We_0wn_Y0u got 2nd place at ENOWARS 4

In the online attack / defense CTF competition ENOWARS4, We_0wn_Y0u got the 2nd place out of 154 teams! A big thanks to ENOFLAG and TU Berlin for hosting the event! Congratulations to all members of… Read More

Philipp Schindler presents Work on HydRand at IEEE S&P 2020

Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. For the first time, the 2020 Symposium took part as a full virtual conference. Despite the challenges… Read More

Brochure: Top-Level Research from Vienna

VRVis and SBA Research are the longest-standing COMET Centers in Vienna. For this brochure, the research institutions have joined forces to provide an insight into a total of 35 years of experience, successes and challenges of innovative top-level research from Austria. Brochure in English… Read More

Dimitris Simos appointed as Guest Researcher with US NIST

As of March 13, 2020, Dimitris Simos holds a Guest Researcher appointment with US NIST and is affiliated with the Applied Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) of the Information Technology Lab (ITL) [1]. In his capacity as an off-site collaborator, Dimitris will further strengthen the ties between SBA’s MATRIS group [2]… Read More

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