CERT.at released the report about internet security in Austria in 2015. Andreas Tomek contributed to the report with the article “Spoofed Invoice Fraud – Cyber Vorfälle treffen Österreichs Industrie”. The article can be found here.
The kick off meeting of the SPLIT (Security Protocol Interaction Testing in Practice) project took place on February 10th, 2016 at SBA Research. SPLIT is funded under the Bridge Early Phase programme of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). The project aims to provide quality assurance of security protocols by combining combinatorial testing and model-based testing methodologies as part of a fully automated test cycle.
SBA Research acts as the consortium leader, with Graz University of Technology (Franz Wotawa, Institute for Software Technology), University of Texas at Arlington (Jeff Lei, Department of Computer Science and Engineering) and Objentis Software Integration GmbH (Tom Scheichenstein) as project partners. For more information regarding SPLIT see the project’s webpage or contact its project leader, Dimitris Simos at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week, Aaron and Wilfried presented the latest results of our ongoing scanning activities at the monthly cert.at Stammtisch. Have a look at the slides on slideshare.
The ITEA2-project DIAMONDS (“Development and Industrial Application of Multi-Domain Security Testing Technologies”) has been selected as winner of the prestigious EUREKA Innovation Award 2015/2016 in the category ‘Added Value’. SBA Research participated in this ITEA2-action via the Bridge –project MoBseTIP (“Model-Based Security Testing In Practice”), in which Dimitris Simos served as project leader.
Edgar Weippl has been invited to work on joint research at NII in July and in November 2016 at Poul Sabatier University, Toulouse.
Security Experts from SBA Research together with the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) arranged one day for students from elementary school to high school and thought them how to move safely on the Internet.
The Austrian newspaper “Der Standard” released an interesting article about the monetary system Bitcoin and how it is often used in connection with crimes such as ransomware and money laundering. The German-Austrian project BITCRIME, with SBA Research as project partner, explores strategies against this kind of abuse. The project focuses on researching innovative solutions for the identification, prevention and reduction of organized financial crime, such as money laundering, with particular regard for virtual currencies (or more exactly decentralized virtual cryptographic currencies).
The newspaper article can be found here.
Detailed information about the project BITCRIME can be found here.
Guest talk: “Hidden GEMs: Automated Discovery of Access Control Vulnerabilities in Graphical User Interfaces”
Engin Kirda, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, and the director of the Northeastern Information Assurance Institute, gives a talk about “Hidden GEMs: Automated Discovery of Access Control Vulnerabilities in Graphical User Interfaces”. Abstract
Tuesday, 02.025.2016, 11.00-12.00
This event is hosted by the IEEE CS/SMCS Austria Chapter.
Sebastian Schrittwieser, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Johannes Kinder, Georg Merzdovnik and Edgar Weippl. Protecting software through obfuscation: Can it keep pace with progress in code analysis? ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), accepted for publication, 2016.