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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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:

Dimitris Simos joins the NIST CMVP Programme

Dimitris Simos joined the NIST Cryptographic Module Validation Programme and will contribute to the software module testing group. The main goals of the programme are to research and identify best practices for crypto module testing as well as write specifications for automated testing.

Nimbusec in

Alexander Mitter, nimbusec, and Andreas Tomek, SBA Research, are talking in about the rising number of attacks on company websites, the ideal conditions for current start-ups, and the lacking readiness to assume risks. Nimbusec is last year’s winner of the start-up competition Start Secure which will be held this year under the name Security Rockstars, organized by SBA Research, BM.I and KSÖ.

Read the whole interview here:

SBA Research @ Imagine16

Today Peter Kieseberg from SBA Research gives the keynote at the Digital Networked Data Workshop “Big-Data und Security” at the Imagine16. Furthermore, he will present current research results on data leak protection.

Startup Competition Security Rockstars 2016 organized by SBA Research, BM.I & KSÖ

Security Rockstars 2016 is the European sequel to the Austrian start-up competition Start Secure 2015.

The competition’s goal is to find and support innovative ideas and solutions in the area of Information Security. Submission deadline for proposals is 15 July 2016. Apply now here:

The final pitch takes place in the context of the CCS conference on 24 October 2016 in Vienna.


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