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.
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Securing the Internet, One HTTP 200 OK at a Time

HTTPS is the most commonly used cryptographic protocol on the Internet. It protects communication content and provides endpoint authenticity at scale. However, deploying HTTPS in a truly secure fashion can be a challenging task even for experienced admins. To explore why this is the case and how these challenges can be fixed in order to support an even wider adoption, we conducted a user study, which was presented at USENIX Security 2017.

(Securing the Internet, One HTTP 200 OK at a Time, Wilfried Mayer, Katharina Krombholz, Martin Schmiedecker,and Edgar Weippl, Login, Usenix 2017, Vol 42, No 4)

Nicholas Stifter and Aljosha Judmayer give an interview on blockchain – Profil

Nicholas Stifter and Aljosha Judmayer, two of our four researchers focusing full time on blockchain technology gave an interview for Profil.

RIPE article on IPv6 addressing

Johanna Ullrich has contributed a post on IPv6 Address Security and Privacy to RIPE Labs.

For the full article please see here.

Unique Fingerprint for each Computer

Sebastian Schrittwieser (SBA Research) works on faster identification of cyber attacks by making the hacking process more obvious. Schrittwieser and his team are designing highly complex program codes in order to prevent damage.

Full article

Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis for Dr. Johanna Ullrich

Johanna Ullrich finally got her PhD officially awarded sub auspiciis Praesidentis in presence of the Austrian president Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen. This type of promotion is the highest honor for achievement, and the laureates receive a gold ring from the president. The tradition dates back to the 17th century.

Please also see the announcement of TU Wien

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