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

SBA Research moved to a new location!

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Research for Law Enforcement

At this year’s IKT-Sicherheitskonferenz Edgar Weippl gave a presentation on research for law enforcement.

Young Researchers’ Day

SBA Research organizes jointly with the Austrian Computer Society the Young Researchers’ Day, a networking event that brings together students that graduate in information security from all Austrian institutions. This year’s event is co-loated with the IKT-Sicherheitstagung.

Security Classes at TU Wien

Many students attended our presentation on our teaching focus Security at TU Wien. We offer classes ranging from introductory classes for Bachelor students to technically demanding classes at Master level and research-focused lectures for our PhD students.


SBA @ APWG.EU eCrime CyberSecurity Symposium 2016

Today our Researcher Peter Kieseberg joins the APWG.EU eCrime CyberSecurity Symposium 2016 in Bratislava in the panel discussion on the eCrime Data Exchange. Furthermore, we are proud to be part of the APWG.EU Scientific Committee that took place today.

SBA organizes ACM CCS 2016 in Vienna

CCS 2016 starts soon and media coverage already started (X-Tech,,

EMENA Keynote

Edgar Weippl gave a presentation on how to engage students in information security research and explained some of the current research challenges.

Privacy not just a right but a duty

Casting one’s ballot is not just a right but a duty; one might argue that privacy protection requires a similar approach. Edgar Weippl in an interview with Factor.


ERCIM News No.107

The ERCIM News No. 107 has just been published at with a special theme “Machine Learning” (The issue is available in PDF here).

SBA Research contributed the article “Privacy Aware Machine Learning and the Right to be Forgotten” by Bernd Malle, Peter Kieseberg, Sebastian Schrittwieser, and Andreas Holzinger.

Technology Outlook Audimax ETH

Edgar Weippl explained why applied security research is important to solve today’s and future problems; Jan Camenisch (IBM Research) showed some of his fundamental work that later lead to his Advanced ERC Grant and Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich) picked up on the topic of New Enlightenment and emphasized that we all need to work hard to keep the freedoms we take for granted.


Edgar Weippl ETH Zurich

Read the report: Report Technology Outlook

SBA Research @ ESORICS 2016

Today is the first day of the 21th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2016). Two of our researchers, Stefan Brunthaler and Johanna Ullrich, are attending; Johanna is presenting her paper on attacks exploiting Xen rate limits tomorrow. ESORICS 2016 takes place from 28-30 September 2016 in Heraklion, Crete, and is A-ranked according to the CORE ranking.

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