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


Rudolf Mayer & Walid Fdhila represent FeatureCloud @ Convergence, the Global Blockchain Congress in Malaga

From November 11-13th, Rudolf Mayer and Walid Fdhila are presenting the EU H2020 project FeatureCloud, in which SBA Research is responsible for Security and Privacy aspects, at Convergence, the Global Blockchain Congress in Malaga.

Rudolf Mayer & Walid Fdhila

FeatureCloud provides privacy preserving federated machine learning and block chaining for reduced cyber risks in a world of distributed healthcare. It enables learning from valuable data, without exposing it in a centralized infrastructure. More details can be found at

During these three days at Convergence 2019, we will discuss specifically the aspects of consent management for the FeatureCloud platform, which is based on blockchain and distributed ledgers in general.

NIST Researchers from the US Embassy in Vienna visit SBA Research and MATRIS Research Group

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019, Amy Mahn and Andreas Lerch visited SBA Research on a mission from the US Embassy in Vienna and were welcomed by Markus Klemen.

Amy Mahn is an international policy specialist working in the NIST Applied Cybersecurity Division. Amy’s primary focus in this role is support of the international aspects and alignment of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Andreas Lerch joined the meeting as a representative of the US Embassy in Vienna.

A technical discussion session was joined by senior researchers from the MATRIS research group (Dimitris Simos, Bernhard Garn, Ludwig Kampel) for an exchange of ideas. The meeting was moderated by Markus Klemen and the topics discussed focused on Austria’s cybersecurity landscape. Special attention was given to the research activities and tools developed by the MATRIS research group to find common interests with the visiting researchers from NIST.


A whole delegation of SBA Research folks participated in the IT-SECX 2019 conference on Friday, November 9, 2019 at the FH St. Pölten.

Johanna Ullrich spoke about Monocultures and Diversity in IT, while Reinhard Kugler and Andreas Bernauer gave a talk on Vertrauen ist gut, Pentests sind besser: Sicherheitsprobleme in Active Directory Forests.


Felix Berlakovich gives Lightning Talk at Mozilla Research Summit

SBA supports the organization of the Mozilla Security Research Summit on November 8, 2019. The event will be hosted as part of Mozilla’s Security Engineering University Relationship Framework (SURF) initiative.

In addition to Mozilla engineers discussing current research problems, the day will also include some high-caliber talks from security and privacy academics, as well as some fast-paced PhD lightning talks. The event will include ample time for discussion throughout the day and will conclude with a panel discussion.

More information

Martina Lindorfer receives Hedy Lamarr Award

Martina Lindorfer has been awarded the Hedy Lamarr price for her research in the field of automatic malware detection. As a professor at TU Wien she hopes to inspire girls to pursue a career in the field of IT Security.

The city of Vienna awards women in the area of IT Research. This year´s ceremony marked the highlight of the Digital Days that were hosted at Erste Campus Wien on November 4-5.

Read more (TU Wien)
Read more (OTS)
Read more (ORF)

Rudolf Mayer @ Security Research Event 2019, Helsinki

Rudolf Mayer is representing the EU H2020 project FeatureCloud and SBA Research at the Security Research Event 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, co-organized by the European Commission and the Ministry of the Interior in Finland as a side event of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union (

FeatureCloud provides privacy preserving federated machine learning and block chaining for reduced cyber risks in a world of distributed healthcare. It enables learning from valuable data, without exposing it in a centralized infrastructure. More details about the project can be found at

SBA Research @ Digital Days Vienna

New Technologies, new companies and new challenges in the digital world. At the DiDays SBA Research highlights the importance of a holistic security approach and the imminent role of security in a world of digitalization. Explaining interested children and visitors the role of IT, logical thinking and the necessity of IT security.


Die Barbara Karlich Show: Achtung! So werden wir ausspioniert!

Edgar Weippl was invited as a guest at the Barbara Karlich Show, talking about security & privacy! (Talk Edgar Weippl ~30 minutes)

SBA places 15th out of +900 at 2019

Andreas Boll and Tobias Fink (WE_OWN_YOU) secured the third place (local) and 15th place (overall) at the Many thanks to the CTF team and most importantly the CTF LVA students from TU Wien. is an open convention/conference where people can discuss about computer security, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implication on society. BSides Luxembourg was hosted as a side event of 2019.

This Website uses Cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.