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Aljosha Judmayer gives talk on “No IT-Security -> no Blockchain”

Aljosha Judmayer talked about the latest Security fails and the role of IT-Security in Blockchain at the Blockchain in corporate practice event hosted by the Austrian Innovation Forum.

Martina Lindorfer is awarded the 2018 Cor Baayen Award.

Martina Lindorfer was selected as the winner of the 2018 Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award. The award committee recognises Martina’s impressive achievements and outstanding quality of her research in the field of systems security, especially the analysis of malicious software and mobile operating system vulnerabilities.

The ceremony takes place on Oct 10 in Goteburg. Edgar Weippl was her supervisor and we are happy that after some time as a PostDoc at UC Santa Barbara she returns to Vienna on a tenure track position.

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Alexei Zamyatin at Scaling Bitcoins 2018

Alexei Zamyatin and Dominik Harz (Imperail College London) gave an invited talk entitled „Interoperability with Cryptocurrency-backed Tokens“ at Scaling Bitcoins 2018 in Tokyo.
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There is no such thing as 100% security

Markus Klemen participated in the third round table (hosted by Brutkasten and A1) discussing the role of cyber security within startups.

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NIST Grant awarded to MaTRIS research group

Computer data breaches cost companies millions of dollars each year. When combined with the damage leaks of private information do to consumers, the total cost of security issues is even greater. Many systems, including blockchains and Internet of Things systems, are created secure at the design level. However, mistakes in their implementation of those systems often make them vulnerable. Dimitris Simos, SBA Research’s MaTRIS group leader and his partner Jeff Lei of University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), are the two PIs in a recently awarded three-year $585,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA to develop a new approach to security testing of blockchains and Internet of Things systems aiming to avoid these vulnerabilities. The funded project, called SENTINEL, will use combinatorial interaction testing technologies to perform general testing, and also to expands the horizons of the combinatorial security testing research program put forth from SBA Research (Dimitris Simos), NIST (Raghu Kacker, Rick Kuhn) and UTA (Jeff Lei).

SBA goes Strategy Meeting @ Europahaus Wien

In the course of a 2-day strategy meeting at the Europahaus Wien we intensively worked out new strategies and set future goals. In a great atmosphere we brainstormed in small groups and were provided with outlooks for anticipated development and projects. The stimulating yet relaxed off site setting enabled a detailed reflection on our working process as well as the crucial exchange between all teams involved. We have been able to take away a lot of positive ideas and are full of thirst for action.

 

Outreach Activities – Volkshochschule

At the VHS Mariahilf Edgar Weippl gave a presentation ‘Vom Morris-Wurm bis WannaCry’ to offer the interested general public an insight into how information security evolved in the past decades.

Guest Lecture by Markus Hittmeir ‘A babystep-giantstep method for faster deterministic integer factorization’

Markus Hittmeir gave a lecture on parts of his PhD thesis on how to improve integer factorization.

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sec4dev conference + bootcamp

The first sec4dev conference + bootcamp pursues a very practical approach of transmitting knowledge in the area of software security.

From February 25-27 2019 experts will gather in the TU Wien to discuss and promote, among other things, secure coding, security testing, automation and continuous integration.

Two all day boot camps are scheduled for Monday, February 25, while talks will be presented in a plenary track on Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27.

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Edgar Weippl at ENISA’s NIS Summer School

Edgar Weippl gives an invited talk at ENISA’s NIS Summer School 2018 in Heraklion. His talk is on Blockchains and Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research. In addition, Edgar is on the panel on ‘Upcoming NIS Challenges from a European perspective’ representing the research view from the perspective of the presidency Member State.

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