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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ERCIM News No.105

The ERCIM News No. 105 has just been published here.

SBA Research contributed with the article “Detection of Data Leaks in Collaborative Data Driven Research” by Peter Kieseberg, Edgar Weippl and Sebastian Schrittwieser.

SBA Research @ Cyber-Physical Systems Week 2016

We will participate in the events of CPS Week 2016 (Vienna, Austria, April 11-14, 2016).

On Monday (April 11), Johanna Ullrich presents our work on “The Quest for Privacy in the Consumer Internet of Things” at the International Workshop on Consumers and the Internet of Things (ConsIoT 2016). A live webcast by the IoEtv will be available for those who cannot physically attend.

On Tuesday (April 12), Johanna Ullrich presents our work on “Secure Cyber-Physical Production Systems: Solid Steps towards Realization” during the inaugural International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS 2016).

Johanna Ullrich is a recipient of a student grant awarded by the Austrian BMVIT for participation in the CPS Week 2016 event.

SBA Research will also attend the ARTEMIS Spring Event 2016, co-located with the CPS Week 2016 on April 13-14.

Finally, SBA Research together with TU Wien organize the Working Group Meetings of the COST Action Multi-Paradigm Modelling for Cyber-Physical System (MPM4CPS) on April 15-16, 2016.

Katharina Krombholz interviewed for APA Science Dossier

Katharina Krombholz has been interviewed about talent promotion for an APA Science Dossier with the title “Ein Praktikum als Türöffner in die Forschung”. The complete article can be found here.

CSUR article online

Our paper on software obfuscation has been published with ACM Computing Survey (CSUR). You can find the paper in the ACM digital library here.

Protecting Software through Obfuscation: Can It Keep Pace with Progress in Code Analysis?
Sebastian Schrittwieser, Stefan Katzenbeisser, Johannes Kinder, Georg Merzdovnik, Edgar Weippl

Software obfuscation has always been a controversially discussed research area. While theoretical results indicate that provably secure obfuscation in general is impossible, its widespread application in malware and commercial software shows that it is nevertheless popular in practice. Still, it remains largely unexplored to what extent today’s software obfuscations keep up with state-of-the-art code analysis and where we stand in the arms race between software developers and code analysts. The main goal of this survey is to analyze the effectiveness of different classes of software obfuscation against the continuously improving deobfuscation techniques and off-the-shelf code analysis tools. The answer very much depends on the goals of the analyst and the available resources.

Katharina Krombholz & Edgar Weippl @ GI Sicherheit 2016

Edgar Weippl and Katharina Krombholz are currently attending GI Sicherheit 2016 in Bonn, Germany. On Thursday, April 7, Katharina will present the findings from our comprehensive Bitcoin User Study, that were published in a recent paper at Financial Crypto, to a German audience of researchers and practitioners.

The detailed program can be found here.

Andreas Tomek @ 11. heise Security Tour

Andreas Tomek gave a talk with the title “Von klassischer Malware zu Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) – Bedrohungen und Lösungsansätze” at the 11. heise Security Tour today in Vienna.

More Information can be found here.

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