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


Peter Kieseberg @ 5th KIRAS Fachtagung

Today Peter Kieseberg (SBA Research) presented the results of the SCUDO-Project together with Alexander Szönyi (Thales Austria) and Wolfgang Rosenkranz (Repuco) at the 5th “KIRAS Fachtagung” in the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna. This project was focused on the development of a training process for defence simulation trainings in the area of critical infrastructures, including the development of an out-of-the-box training kit and tools for managing distributed exercises.

SCUDO in the press: APA

Aaron Zauner @ RTR Workshop

Aaron Zauner presents the results of Internet-wide scans, that SBA has conducted to assess the current status of e-mail security, during the RTR Workshop on 5th November 2015.

The program can be found here.

Dimitris Simos @ ISSRE 2015

Dimitris Simos gives a talk on November, 3rd about ” Exciting FPGA Cryptographic Trojans using Combinatorial Testing”, joint work with Paris Kitsos (TEI of Western Greece), Dimitris. E. Simos (SBA Researh), Jose Torres-Jimenez (CINVESTAV-Tamaulipas) and Artemios Voyiatzis (SBA Research). ISSRE 2015 takes place from November 2nd to November 5th, 2015 in Gaithersburg, MD, USA at NIST. ISSRE is one of the leading conference for software reliability and testing. The results of this work establish a new research field for combinatorial testing and hardware malware detection.

SBA Research @ IT Sec-X, DeepSec and BSidesVienna

Members of SBA Research will be presenting at numerous upcoming national and international security conferences here in Austria.

IT Sec-X is the annual security exchange event of the FH St. Pölten and will take place on November 6th. Wilfried Mayer, Philipp Reisinger and Peter Kieseberg will give presentations on their work. You can find an overview about all our talks here.

DeepSec is a professional security conference in Vienna, and will take place mid of November. Martin Schmiedecker will present current trends in improving the forensic process, and scaling the methods for conducting forensic analysis to up to hundreds or more Computers (November 20, 2015). You can find the program here.

BSidesVienna is a community-driven instance of the B Sides movement and will take place right after Deepsec on November 21st. Sebastian Neuner, Bernhard Garn, Dimitris Simos and Martin Schmiedecker will present their work there. You can find the full schedule here.

Paper on TLS usage for all email protocols, IPv4-wide is online

Today we’ve published our paper on TLS use in e-mail protocols (SMTP, IMAP, POP..) on the Internet. Our paper and the corresponding dataset are now publicly available, you can find the paper here. Our dataset is published at

Over the time of three months we conducted more than 10 billion TLS handshakes, and are thus the first in the field to draw a comprehensive picture across all email protocols in use today. We find that email submission and transmission are inherently less secure compared to HTTPS. The usage of depreciated ciphers and plaintext fallback mechanisms are non-trivial problems to solve since we as a society heavily depend on email. We also show in the paper that big players like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo can easily continue to lead the way by depreciating insecure transmission mechanisms.

SBA Research @ Karriere Netzwerk 2015

This year SBA Research is again represented as an exhibitor at the Karriere Netzwerk from the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten.

Karriere Netzwerk is a job and career exhibition, which takes place for the third time. Detailed Information about the exhibitors can be found at, general information about the event can be found here.

Karriere Netzwerk 2015

Georg Merzdovnik @ Security Potpourri

Georg Merzdovnik gives a talk on “Exploit Mitigation – Past, Present (and Future?)” at the “Security Potpourri” at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. The event takes place for the 3rd time and is held on October 27th as part of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM).

IEEE Senior Member Grade for Artemios G. Voyiatzis

The IEEE awarded Artemios G. Voyiatzis the  Senior Member Grade in 2015. The IEEE Senior Member Grade is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. The award recognizes those IEEE members that are in professional practice for at least 10 years and show significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional practice (more on IEEE Senior Member Grade page).

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.