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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Kathrin Strasser-Weippl becomes Key Researcher at SBA

Kathrin is a medical oncologist at the Center of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Wilhelminenspital, Wien.

Kathrin is the medical lead of the project “Semantische Suche” run by the Clinical Research Center of Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund. The goal of this project is to extract data (diagnoses, medication, services etc.) from unstructured electronic medical records by a software tool. The retrieved information is turned into structured data to be used for research and controlling purposes. Since medial records contain sensitive information, information security is a key requirement.

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Full house at the 5th SBA Security Meetup!

We had a great time at the 5th security Meetup @ SBA Research!

  • +50 participants
  • 6 Application Security Design Patterns
  • Good time at our terrace

Don’t miss our next meetup on 04 September!
Topic: “Secure Credential Management with Vault in Kubernetes”

Tomasz Miksa on machine-actionable DMPs at the webinar by Research Data Alliance

Tomasz Miksa, acting as the co-chair of the DMP Common Standards working group, presented a new standard for machine-actionable DMPs at the webinar organised by Research Data Alliance (RDA). The webinar attracted more than 230 participants from all around the world.

The webinar focused on RDA groups and outputs related to Data Management Plans (DMPs). It highlighted ongoing work in RDA from the perspectives of RDA Interest and Working Group chairs, facilitating discussion between the chairs and potential adopters of RDA Recommendations and Outputs. Recordings and slides of the webinar are available here.

Algorithm identifies humans through anonymized data

Researchers have developed a program that enables identification of almost every American through anonymized data.
Maha Sounble gave a talk on “pseudonymization vs anonomyzation” at the 2019 sec4dev conference + bootcamp.

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7th Blockchain Networking Meeting

Topic: Blockchain applications in mobility, transport and logistics and IoT

On the 23rd of July, Stephanie Jakoubi represented SBA at the 7th Vienna Blockchain Chapter Meeting which was held at the ÖBB Open Innovation Lab.
Over 100 participants used the chance to get an overview of mobility and logistics of the future and current blockchain projects in this area.

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5th Security Meetup by SBA Research, 01.08.2019!

6 Application Security Design Patterns You Should Know

In this Meetup, we will have a look at 6 application security design patterns that, if considered early, will make your life easier in terms of securing your application.

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IMPACT 2019 @SBA-Research

We want to thank all our guests and colleagues for a great time
@ IMPACT 2019!
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SBA Research @Angular_Meetup

We had a great time @AngularVienna Meetup (Thursday 11.07.2019)! Thomas Konrad (security_rockstar) held a great talk about “Web Application Security for Frontend Devs”.

Next Meetup, 01.08.2019 (18:00)
6 Application Security Design Patterns You Should Know
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Security Meetup by SBA Research

Bernhard Garn and Dimitris Simos @ IEA/AIE 2019

Bernhard Garn and Dimitris Simos from SBA’s MaTRIS research group ( join the 32nd International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2019), July 9-11, 2019 (

Bernhard and Dimitris also present their paper ‘A Fault-Driven Combinatorial Process for Model Evolution in XSS Vulnerability Detection’ (Bernhard Garn (SBA Research, Austria), Marco Radavelli (University of Bergamo, Italy), Angelo Gargantini (University of Bergamo, Italy), Manuel Leithner (SBA Research, Austria) and Dimitris E. Simos (SBA Research, Austria)), which proposes an iterative process that evolves an input model for security testing.

The 32nd International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems continues the tradition of emphasizing applications of applied intelligent systems to solve real-life problems in all areas. These areas include: engineering, science, industry, automation & robotics, business & finance, medicine and biomedicine, bioinformatics, cyberspace, and human-machine interactions. IEA/AIE 2019 has a special focus on automated driving, autonomous systems, robotics, and AI in tourism.

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