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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Edgar Weippl gives a lecture on Current Research Topics in Information Security at NII

Edgar Weippl gives a lecture on Current Research Topics in Information Security at NII.

First (ISC)2 SecureAustria with 120 delegates

Today, the one-day conference (ISC)2 SecureAustria, focused on “Securing the virtual organization”, co-organized by the (ISC)2 Austria Chapter and co-hosted by T-Systems Austria & SBA Research was held for the very first time in Vienna.

120 delegates participated in the event, the day provided a diverse and broad range of topics ranging from awareness, organizational and technical aspects within the field of information security.

Find the full agenda here.

SBA-K1 has been granted – new research endeavor ahead

We are happy to report that SBA-K1, our main strategic research endeavor, has been granted continued funding for the period 2017-2025 under the FFG COMET (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies) K1-Centres program line, with an intermediary evaluation in 2021. This funding will allow us to continue our successful joint research with both our academic and industry partners and we strive to carry on making a difference for academia and our partner companies. We would like to thank all our partners who supported us in the past and we are looking forward to continuing these excellent collaborations.

Read the press release here.
The fact sheet about SBA-K1 can be found here.

Press conference with Minister of Interior Wolfgang Sobotka, KSÖ and SBA: Security Rockstars

Er hoffe auf “frische und unkonventionelle Herangehensweisen an Cybersicherheitsthemen, sagte Innenminister Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) am Mittwoch bei einem Pressegespräch in Wien zu dem vom Innenministerium gemeinsam mit dem  Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich (KSÖ) und SBA Research veranstalteten Start-up-Wettbewerb Security Rockstars: “Start-ups stellen andere Überlegungen an, als etablierte Betriebe.”

Noch rund zwei Wochen lang können Personen und Gründerteams aus ganz Europa ihre Ideen bei dem Sicherheits-Wettbewerb einreichen. Den Siegern winken insgesamt 35.000 Euro Preisgeld sowie  Beratungsleistungen und Hilfestellungen von Experten. 

Read the whole article here:
More about Security Rockstars – apply now until July 15, 2016

Copyright: BMI / Alexander Tuma, 28.06.2016 Wien, Erwin Hameseder, Wolfgang Sobtoka, Andreas Tomek , Pressekonferenz Cyber
Copyright: BMI / Alexander Tuma, 28.06.2016 Wien, Erwin Hameseder, Wolfgang Sobotka, Andreas Tomek , Pressekonferenz Cyber

Dimitris Simos @ Institute for Software Technology, Graz University of Technology

Dimitris Simos is invited to the Graz University of Technology on 20 June 2016 to give a colloquium talk “Combinatorial Methods for Quality Assurance of Secure Software: Recent Results and Challenges Ahead” at the Institute for Software Technology in Graz.

The Abstract can be found here.

How Bitcoin-users tick

Edgar Weippl and Aljosha Judmayr are talking about our study “The Other Side of the Coin: User Experiences with Bitcoin Security and Privacy”, which was published at Financial Crypto 2016.

Read several articles about the topic here:,, Wirtschaftsblatt,, Wiener Zeitung,

Markus Klemen moderates the first LSZ Cyber Crime Forum

The first LSZ Cyber Crime Forum will take place on June 14, 2016 at Novomatic Forum, Vienna and deals with the question: “Cyber Crime – a CEO-topic!?!” Markus Klemen leads through the event.

More details and the agenda can be found here.

Cyber Security Lecture given by Prof. Amir Herzberg

Automation Systems Group, SBA Research, and AIT Safety and Security Department are happy to present the “Cyber Security Lecture Series” organizing leading edge talks by international ICT security experts in Austria.

The lecture today is given by Prof. Amir Herzberg, Bar-Ilan University, Israel about “CDN-on-Demand: An Affordable DDoS Defense via Untrusted Clouds”. Abstract

Monday, June 13, 2016, 16.00 – 17.00

This event is hosted by the Vienna ACM SIGSAC Chapter.

Amir Herzberg

(ISC)2 SecureConference for the first time in Austria

SBA Research, T-Systems and the (ISC)2 Chapter Austria are organizing together the first (ISC)2 SecureAustria, which will take place on June 30, 2016.

The conference explores the impact of the rise of the virtual organization on security practice; the solutions that are emerging to tackle this environment; and the lessons being learned within professional practice.

We are looking forward to 10 interesting talks and a networking reception at the end of the day, see the whole agenda here: (ISC)2 SecureAustria

(ISC)2 SecureAustria in the press:

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