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


Mathias Gusenbauer successfully defended his master thesis

Mathias Gusenbauer successfully defended his master thesis on “Bitstream – A Bottom-Up/Top-Down Approach to Data Loading for Interactive Bitcoin Visualizations” on June 4, 2018.

Kristoffer Kleine successfully defended his master’s thesis

Kristoffer successfully defended his master’s thesis “Efficient Algorithms and Tools for Practical Combinatorial Testing” advised by Dimitris E. Simos, at the Faculty of Informatics of TU Vienna.

Kristoffer gave an excellent presentation and graduated with distinction.

Matthias Eckhart at CPSS ‘18

Today, Matthias Eckhart speaks about “Towards Security-Aware Virtual Environments for Digital Twins” at the “4th ACM Workshop on Cyber-Physical System Security”, taking place at the Songdo Central Park Hotel in Incheon, South Korea.

Paper accepted @ RAID 2018

Our paper “Proof-of-Blackouts? How Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrencies Could Affect Power Grids”
by Johanna Ullrich, Nicholas Stifter, Aljosha Judmayer, Adrian Dabrowski and Edgar Weippl
has been accepted at the International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID).  Our work investigates whether cryptocurrencies are a threat for reliable power grid operation due to their high consumption. The conference will be held September 10-12th in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. A preprint will follow soon.

Computers & Security (Elsevier) Special issue on Security and Privacy in Smart Cyber-Physical Systems

Computers & Security welcomes submissions to the special issue on Security and Privacy in Smart Cyber-physical Systems.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 30 November 2018
  • Authors’ notification: 31 January 2019
  • Revisions due: 30 April 2019
  • Final decision: 30 June 2019
  • Camera ready version due: 30 September 2019
  • Tentative publication date: Late 2019

Guest Editors:

  • Lotfi ben Othmane, Iowa State University, USA
  • Doug Jacobson Iowa State University, USA
  • Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Austria

Blocks and Chains now translated into Korean

Our book Blocks and Chains: Introduction to Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Their Consensus Mechanisms (Aljosha Judmayer, Nicholas Stifter, Katharina Krombholz, Edgar Weippl) has been translated into Korean.

Blocks and Chains Aljosha Judmayer, Nicholas Stifter, Katharina Krombholz, Edgar Weippl

Edgar Weippl ACM Distinguished Speaker

Edgar Weippl offers three talks with ACM’s Distinguished Speaker program.

  • Blockchains & Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Secure Development Lifecycle of Production Environments
  • Improvement of Security of Information Processing in the Industrial Production System Lifecycle

Thomas Konrad conducted workshop at WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018

Thomas Konrad held a workshop on “real security starts where frameworks end” at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 in Vienna.

Presentation slides can be found here

Edgar Weippl Keynote at Ruhrsec

Power plants and many other industrial plants are an integral part of a country’s critical infrastructure. As systems become more automated and networked and complicated software systems control entire systems, IT security is playing an increasingly important role. Previous attacks have mostly exploited existing vulnerabilities, future attackers will strive to intervene in the development process to build in vulnerabilities themselves.

Edgar Weippl Keynote Ruhrsec 2018

Trust is essential for a society… reports on cybersecurity & trust in a digital society.

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