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


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019

Looking back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us transform ideas into projects and shape our business. Thank you for a successful year!

We wish you all the best as you embark on 2019!

Get the Infosec Basics Down First – SBA Security Meetup, January 17, 2019

While everyone seeks to be on the cutting edge of hacks and bugs, the number of rather basic issues remaining unsolved appears to flat line. The SBA Security Meetup on January 17, 2019 strives to explain why basic security measures have the potential to solve a good number of existing threats and which of them should be prioritized.

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Paper accepted at the 20th Passive and Active Measurements Conference (PAM)

“Measuring Cookies and Web Privacy in a Post-GDPR World” by Adrian Dabrowski, Georg Merzdovnik, Johanna Ullrich, Gerald Sendera and Edgar Weippl has been accepted at the 20th Passive and Active Measurements Conference (PAM). The paper investigates the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the use of browser cookies. The conference will be held March 27-29, 2019 in Puerto Varas, Chile.


SBA supports Women&Code

SBA is partner of the Women&Code Hackathon 2019.

The initiative launched by Barbara Ondrisek and Eva Lettner offers free programming courses for starters with the main objective to bring more women into IT.

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Johanna Ullrich gives Presentation at the We Are Developers AI Congress

Johanna Ullrich gave a talk on I need Data (for Research) at the 2018 AI Congress on December 5.


Manuel Leithner @ WI2018

Manuel Leithner (MaTRIS Research Group) presented his paper titled “DOMdiff: Identification and Classification of Inter-DOM Modifications” (Joint work with Dimitris E. Simos) at the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2018 (WI2018), which took place in Santiago, Chile, from 2nd to 5th of December. The paper was published within the SecWIT project.

Julia Pammer organizes IoT4CPS Community Session @ ICT 2018: Imagine Digital

Julia Pammer organized an interactive workshop for IoT4CPS at the ICT 2018: Imagine Digital. The 20 year anniversary brought the ICT conference back to Vienna where it premiered in 1998. With a confirmed number of over 6000 participants this year´s conference broke all previous records.

Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt (Salzburg Research), Mario Drobics (AIT), Omar Veledar (AVL) and Edin Arnautovic (TTTech) enouraged paticipants to join their discussion on “IoT – Connecting Physical and Digital World”, “Connectivity Issues”, “Safety and Security in Automated Driving” and “Digital Twin for Safety and Security in the Automated Industry”. IoT4CPS was also represented in the Austrian Village along with fellow FFG lighthouse projects.

Julia Pammer and Denise Ratasich (TUW) showcasing one of the IoT4CPS demonstrators to Klaus Pseiner, Head of FFG.

Vienna is set to become Blockchain Capital of the World

The world´s largest blockchain center is currently emerging in Vienna. The ABC (Austrian Blockchain Center) will combine expertise in the areas of basic research and practical implementation.

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The center will receive 17 mio. € in funding.

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