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


Call for Book Chapters

As a follow-up activity to our Workshop on Empirical Research Methods in Information Security we now also have a call for book chapters.

SBA Research at 32c3

Numerous members of SBA Research are currently at the Chaos Communication Congress (32c3) in Hamburg. If you happen to be there and spot one of us, approach us – we love to chat!

Here are some pictures from and some more (random) pictures on flickr. This is us:


SBA at Real World Crypto 2016

Aaron Zauner will present our findings on the usage of TLS in the email ecosystem and counter-measures for secure mail transport at Real World Crypto 2016 in January. You can find the detailed results here, while the program of RWC’16 is already available online.

Second paper at Financial Crypto 2016

Yet another paper was accepted at the International Conference of Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC’16): “CuriousDroid: Automated User Interface Interaction for Android Application Analysis Sandboxes” by Patrick Carter, Collin Mulliner, Martina Lindorfer, William Robertson, and Engin Kirda.

CuriousDroid was developed in collaboration with Northeastern University in Boston and provides intelligent, user-like user interface interactions for the large-scale analysis of Android apps, for example in analysis systems such as Andrubis.

Paper accepted at Financial Crypto 2016

Katharina Krombholz, Aljosha Judmayer, Matthias Gusenbauer and Edgar Weippl got their paper “The Other Side of the Coin: User Experiences with Bitcoin Security and Privacy” accepted at the International Conference of Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC’16) which will be held in February 2016 in Christ Church, Barbados.

Katharina Krombholz and Aljosha Judmayer already presented a first preview of their results in the course of a Bitcoin Austria Meet up which was held on Monday, 30th of November at SBA Research.

iCTF 2015

Last Friday, students and faculty of SBA Research and the Vienna University of Technology participated as members of the team We_0wn_Y0u in the 2015 edition of the international capture-the-flag contest iCTF.

Within 8 hours we managed to exploit 15 services, and finished 8th place with a very thrilling last-minute race for positions.

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