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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Tag der Forschungszentren – Podcast

Within the week of informatics Secure Business Austria organizes together with the Austrian Computer Society and ZIT the “Research Center Day”.

Edgar Weippl, SBA’s Head of Research, provides an overview per podcast, which can be found here:

7. IIR-Jahresforum SecurITy 2007

Zeit: 10. -11. September 2007
Ort: NH Danube City, Wien

Beim heurigen Jahresform hat der Geschäftsführer von SBA, Mag. Markus Klemen, einen Vortrag über Verschlüsselung bei mobilen Geräten gehalten

Weitere Top-Themen:

  • IT Sicherheit ein Managementthema? Wie Sie mehr aus IT Sicherheit herausholen können
  • Identity Management: Mitarbeiter Awareness erhöhen und Berechtigungsmanagement erfolgreich einführen
  • Organisierte Kriminalität: Ein Bericht des Bundeskriminalamts
  • Internetkriminalität und erfolgreiche Abwehrmaßnahmen: Erfahrungen aus der Schweiz
  • ISO 27001 und Euro SoX: Vorteile und Herausforderungen für Unternehmen, ein Bericht der CIS Liechtenstein
  • Windows Vista: Wo liegen die Schwerpunkte für die IT Sicherheit? Chancen und Herausforderungen

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Week of Computer Science

Due to three conferences taking place in vienna, the Austrian Computer Society decided to declare the “Week of Informatics” from the 24th to 28th of September 2007. SBA will participate and present itself and its work during this week.

Status Quo Geschäftsprozessmanagement 2006/2007

Secure Business Austria presents in Cooperation with the Information &
Software Engineering Group
(Technical University of Vienna) the annual study “Status Quo Business Process Management”: Click here for more details and results »

Radio Salzburg Interview

SBA forensics expert Andreas Tomek interviewed on Radio Salzburg on IT-Forensics.

Anubis: Analyzing Unknown Binaries

SBA in corporation with the Secure Systems Lab, Vienna University of Technology present their new research work work on ad-hoc malware analysis. Anubis allows the user to analyse malware samples or executables.

Project Website »

SBA @ Economy

econoomy_28_sba.jpg econoomy_28_sba_2.jpg General Manager of SBA Markus Klemen provides details about the current situation of criminal use of malware and the use behavioral analysis as countermeasure. Download the article and interview as pdf »

E-Learning Award 2006/07


Scientific Director of Secure Business Austria Edgar Weippl and Marion Brandsteidl (TU Vienna) won the E-Learning Award 2006/07 of the Vienna University of Technology for their outstanding lecture on security.

CSI:Urstein – IT-Forensik

On the 1st of march SBA forensics expert Andreas Tomek lectured an introduction to IT-Forensics in the course of the anual IKT-Forum at the technical college Salzburg/Urstein.

SBA @ Economy

Knowledge Transfer: University alumni present their work

This short article, published in the Austrian technology newspaper “economy”, stresses the differences of risk management approaches for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in contrast to large corporations. It describes SBA’s current research in the area of security ontologies in a nutshell.

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Revealing WEP Security

In this video, SBA security researcher Andreas Tomek demonstrates live how easy it is to break a WEP (wireless encryption protocol) protected WLAN infrastructure. The video is part of ongoing research on both wireless encryption protocols and e-learning in IT-Security.

FIT-IT Prämierung “Höchstleistung bitte!”

img_0813.jpg img_0805.jpgAn internal committee selected the research project Minesweeper as the best research project in the research track “Trust in IT-systems”.

We received a 2.5-year research grant for five researchers.

Photos © Fotodienst / Anna Rauchenberger

TUnITe @ sba

The event Business TUnITe is hosted by SBA on the 17. 01. 2007.

ATCERT concept @ E-Government Risk Management conference

SBA presents ATCERT concept to E-Government Risk Management conference at Schloss Laudon.

ENISA visits SBA

ENISA representatives visited Secure Business Austria to discuss future common projects.


We are proud to announce that our team member Andreas Tomek took the victory in Microsoft’s 2006 Imagine Cup in Delhi, India! We applaud him to his effort, all the more considering he had to beat 27.000(!) contestants from all over the world. The theme of this year’s Imagine Cup was “Imagine a world where technology enables us to live healthier lives”.