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


Guest talk: “Hidden GEMs: Automated Discovery of Access Control Vulnerabilities in Graphical User Interfaces”

Engin Kirda, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, and the director of the Northeastern Information Assurance Institute, gives a talk about “Hidden GEMs: Automated Discovery of Access Control Vulnerabilities in Graphical User Interfaces”. Abstract

Engin Kirda

Tuesday, 02.025.2016, 11.00-12.00

This event is hosted by the IEEE CS/SMCS Austria Chapter.

ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) Paper on Software Obfuscation accepted

Sebastian Schrittwieser, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Johannes Kinder, Georg Merzdovnik and Edgar Weippl. Protecting software through obfuscation: Can it keep pace with progress in code analysis? ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), accepted for publication, 2016.

SBA Research @ Dagstuhl Seminar on “Reproducibility of Data-Oriented Experiments in e-Science”

Rudolf Mayer and Andreas Rauber are currently participating in the prestigious Dagstuhl Seminar series, together with around 35 research fellows from Europe, Australia, Japan, Brazil and the USA.

The seminar deals with the challenges in making experimental research in e-Science reproducible. Many issues concern the lack of proper documentation of the experiments, the input data and parameters used, as well as the computing environment used as a platform. The target audience ranges from the original investigator to interested peers or reviewers.

SBA Research worked on the challenge of reproducible research in the EU-funded research project TIMBUS, which concluded in 2015, and will take up the outcomes and new developments of the seminar in the currently ongoing national project DEXHELPP, where reproducibility in e-Health research is one important aspect.

More information about the seminar can be found here.

CCS 2016 – Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for CCS 2016 is out. Submission Deadline: May 23, 2016 23:59 UTC-11
The 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security will be held from October 24 – 28, 2016 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria and is organized by SBA Research.

Security Afterworks “How to become a TLS-Hipster & Best of CCC”

The time has come to become a TLS-Hipster. Thomas Konrad gave a talk on how to get the knack of managing your SSL/TLS landscape. Free certificates from Let´s Encrypt, OCSP Stapling, HTTP Public Key Pinning, HSTS and detailed instructions on how to finally configure your TLS in the right way. Compatibility included.

Martin Schmiedecker presented a summary of the most interesting talks from the 32. Chaos Communication Congress (32c3) that took place in Hamburg.

The presentations of the talks can be found here.

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Bitcoin Tutorial at WWW2016 accepted

Our Tutorial ‘Cryptographic Currencies Crash Course‘ (Aljosha Judmayer, Edgar Weippl) has been accepted at WWW2016. We also have a workshop on empirical research methods at the conference.

Call for Papers – Special Issue on ARES 2015 / Cyber-Physical Systems

EURASIP Journal on Information Security welcomes submissions to the new special issue on ARES 2015 / Cyber-Physical Systems

In this special issue we want to explore security aspects of cyberphysical systems (CPS). We invite submission that address security issues of CPS and look at some specific topics related to CPS. Extended conference submissions are permissible if (i) the original paper is clearly and explicitly referenced in the introduction and (ii) the new content is at least 40%.

Submission Deadline: February 11, 2016
Guest Editor: Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Austria
Call for Papers

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