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PIPE 2.0

The PIPE project has been extended to the next level. See the PIPE project description for further details.

Secure Business Austria / Security Research am CIO Kongress des LSZ

At the LSZ CIO Congress 2008, SBA Managing Director Markus Klemen will organize the area “Security / Risk” and will moderate the workshop “Change in IT-Security – A lookout”. Managing Partner Andreas Tomek will represent Security Research at the event.

Submission Deadline Oct 15 – ARES Conference

SBA organizes the ARES Conference (http://www.ares-conference.eu/). This year’s conference will be held in Japan. In 2010 the conference will move back to Europe, where Vienna is the planned venue.

ARES aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of dependability as an integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications.

ARES will emphasize the interplay between foundations and practical issues of dependability in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc.

STRAW – Security Technology Active Watch

In October 2008, Edgar Weippl joined the STRAW project as an external expert.

STRAW stands for ‘Security Technology Active Watch‘. STRAW is a support action under the Security Research theme that aims at providing a European Service of Technology Watch on Security Technologies.

The consortium:

  • Atos Origin SAE
  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association
  • Thales Services S.AS € Stiftelsen SINTEF
  • Fraunhofer FHG
  • Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacia
  • Elsag Datamat S.p.A
  • Asociación de Empresas de Electrónica, Tecnologías de la Información y Telecomunicaciones de España (AETIC)
  • Fondazione Rosselli
  • European Organisation for Security (EOS)

Scope:
The concept of STRAW is to bring together the defence and security research industry by a neutral coordination to ensure the awareness of underpinning technologies that make possible the implementation of civil security applica tions.

The target of STRAW is to stimulate the cooperation of providers and users f or civil security applications.

SBA@Impulse08

8.10.08: At the “Impulse08” events of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) in Vienna, Graz and Salzburg, GM Markus Klemen talks about the challenges to IT-Security due to company employees.

SBA@Bundesamt für Landesverteidigung

01./02.10.08: General Manager Markus Klemen presents new developments in the area of data theft at two events for executives, which were organized by the Abwehramt, the defense intelligence unit of the Austrian Ministry of Defense.

SBA@Medienmesse 08

At the Vienna media exhibition (http://www.medienmesse.at/) Edgar Weippl presents current projects of the research centre in cooperation with ZIT (Zentrum für Innovation und Technologie – Center for Innovation and Technology: http://www.zit.co.at/).

Computer Forensics work on securing and analyzing digital data in order to reconstruct cancelled information, track changes or manipulations and to prove chronological coherences. Every use of digital data leaves traces that are difficult to erase, which endangers the confidentiality of information or renders falsified information identifiable.

Academic Community Launch 2008

SBA supports microsoft’s student partners organizing this years academic community launch.
This event aims at informing students about the newest technologies regarding .NET.

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SBA @ Die Zeit

General Manager of SBA Markus Klemen about secure ways to browse the internet.
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SBA @ Economy

econoomy_28_sba_2.jpgGeneral Manager of SBA Markus Klemen provides details about the current situation of computer security and the OCG Securitycertificate. Download »

PIPE @ Economy

Dr. Thomas Mück, stvtr. Generaldirektor der Sozialversicherungsanstalt der gewerblichen Wirtschaft, im Interview über ELGA (elektronische Gesundheitsakte) und Dr. Edgar Weippl, wissenschaftlicher Leiter von SBA, über die neu entwickelte Pseudonymisierungsarchitektur PIPE: zum Artikel »

Prof. Lopez-Muñoz – PhD seminar – Malaga

dsc04027_thumb.jpgdsc04025_thumb.jpgThe joint PhD seminar of Prof. Lopez-Muñoz’ research Lab (link ») and Secure Business Austria was a great success. A new research cooperation in the area of “Security for Critical Information Infrastructure” and in improvements in malware detections may follow.

Online-Trojaner

Christopher Krügel said that Trojans used by law enforcement need to be installed on the specific computer of the suspect. It is therefore necessary to rely on vulnerabilities of the system which may be difficult to find…

Große Resonanz am ersten “Tag der Forschungszentren”

Der im Rahmen der “Woche der Informatik 2007” abgehaltene Tag der Forschungszentren erfreute sich einer sehr großen und positiven Resonanz. Die von SBA, ZIT und OCG organisierte Veranstaltung zeigte das Leistungsspektrum der Forschungszentren in laufenden Präsentationen und Podiumsdiskussionen sowie in einer begleitenden Fachausstellung.

Der Tag der Forschungszentren begann mit einer interessanten Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema Forschungsförderung. Zu Gast waren Dr. Maria Bendl vom BWMA, Barbara Kunz von der FFG, Mag. Eva Czernohorsky vom ZIT sowie Prof. Thomas Eiter vom Kuratorium des FWF. Der Grundtenor der Teilnehmer war, dass Risiko in Österreich noch zu häufig negativ behaftet sei und ein Scheitern von Projekten noch stark stigmatisiert wäre. Im Vergleich dazu hätten etwa die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika einen wesentlich offeneren Umgang und häufig auch eine deutlich höhere Risikobereitschaft von Seiten der Risikokapitalgeber aber auch der Fördergeber.

Eine weitere vom SBA initiierte Podiumsdiskussion befasste sich mit dem Thema Elga. Neben Prof. Dorda von der MedUni Wien, der maßgeblich an den Grundlagen für ELGA mitgearbeitet hat, diskutierten Dr. Waltraud Kotschy von der Datenschutzkommission, Dr. Thomas Mück von der Sozialversicherungsanstalt der gewerblichen Wirtschaft, Dr. Stiller-Erdpresser von Siemens sowie Prof. A Min Tjoa, Obmann von Secure Business Austria.

Dabei wurde klar herausgearbeitet, dass neben den technischen Hürden vor allem organisatorische Herausforderungen und politische Fragestellungen die Zukunft von ELGA prägen werden. Moderiert wurden die beiden Veranstaltungen von Oliver Lehmann.

Weiterführende Links:

ZIT – Zentrum für Innovation und Technologie der Stadt Wien: http://www.zit.co.at

Trust in IT Systems

Edgar Weippl, SBA’s Head of Research, is interviewed in “Der Standard” about the new FIT IT programm “Trust in IT Systems”: Article »

SBA Obmann A Min Tjoa im Interview im “Der Standard”

SBA chairman A Min Tjoa is interviewed in “Der Standard” about useless knowledge and approaches for data gathering: Interview »

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: http://feeds.feedburner.com/woche-der-informatik.

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.