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SBA Research is a research center for Information Security
funded partly by the national initiative for COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies.

Recent News:

A Wild Velvet Fork Appears! @ FC´18 Bitcoin Workshop

The paper “A Wild Velvet Fork Appears! Inclusive Blockchain Protocol Changes in Practice” by Alexei Zamyatin, Nicholas Stifter, Aljosha Judmayer, Philipp Schindler, Edgar Weippl and William J. Knottenbelt, in cooperation with the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering (IC3RE), was presented at the 5th Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain… Read More

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… Read More

Bernhard Garn presenting tool demo at HVC

At the 13th Haifa Verification Conference [HVC], Bernhard Garn was presenting a tool demo [KERIS] for the accepted paper “KERIS: A CT Tool of the Linux Kernel with Dynamic Memory Analysis Capabilities” (Bernhard Garn, Fabian Würfl, and Dimitris E. Simos). HVC is organized by IBM Research… Read More

Dimitris Simos @ HVC17 in Haifa

Today at the 13th Haifa Verification Conference [HVC] Dimitris Simos is invited to give a tutorial on Combinatorial Security Testing. HVC is organized by IBM Research Haifa.      … Read More

Paper accepted at USENIX Security 2017

Our paper ‘“I Have No Idea What I’m Doing” – On the Usability of Deploying HTTPS’ has been accepted for publication at the USENIX Security Symposium 2017, to take place in Vancouver this August. 85 out of 522 submissions (acceptance rate 16%) have been accepted. Kudos to Katharina and Willi!… Read More

Edgar Weippl gives a keynote at RCIS 2017

On May 11, Edgar Weippl talks about research challenges and research methods in applied information security at the Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2017) in Brighton, UK. Read More

Dimitris Simos @ ICST 2017

Dimitris Simos gives a talk on “Coveringcerts: Combinatorial Methods for X.509 Certificate Testing”, a joint work with Kristoffer Kleine, on March 14, 2017 at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2017). ICST 2017 takes place during March 13-18, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan at… Read More

Dimitris Simos @ IWCT 2017

Dimitris Simos chairs the Sixth  International Workshop on Combinatorial Testing (IWCT 2017) on March 13, 2017. He is also giving a talk on “Combinatorial Methods for Modelling Composed Software Systems” (joint with Ludwig Kampel and Bernhard Garn). IWCT 2017 takes place in Tokyo, Japan and is collocated with… Read More

SBA Research is hosting an ERCIM Postdoc Fellow

In the context of the ERCIM Research Exchange Programme, SBA Research is hosting between February 23 and March 1, 2017 Dr. Zeeshan Ali Khan. Zeeshan is an ERCIM Postdoc Fellow with the Department of Telematics of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) working under the… Read More

Katharina Krombholz defended her PhD

Better late than never: late last year already, Katharina defended her PhD thesis and graduated with distinction. Her thesis is substantial for the field of usable security and privacy. It spans user-centric research on a variety of topics such as smartphone authentication, Bitcoin and its user expectations, and TLS deployments. Read More

Talk at 33C3

Numerous members of SBA are at the CCC Congress in Hamburg. 33C3 takes place from December 27 – 30, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany and is the biggest non-commercial hacker conference worldwide with more than 11.000 people attending ever year. Martin Schmiedecker gives a talk on “Everything you always wanted to… Read More

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