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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Security Hackathon 201906 Vienna Austria

Manuel Wiesinger (SBA) is hosting a security focused FreeBSD Hackathon from June 8-9, 2019.


Security Meetup: Protect Your User Accounts Like It’s 2019

35 people attended the second SBA Security Meetup of 2019 held by Thomas Konrad.

Participants explored some pretty smart techniques to achieve a balance between confidentiality/integrity and availability requirements, and how these techniques can help you solve a number of other problems.

Alexei Zamyatin has talk at Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) 2019 accepted

XCLAIM will be presented at the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris (

Security Lecture for Female High School Students

Striving to get more and more women enthusiastic for science and technology, Katharina Pfeffer and Edgar Weippl held a lecture on security (and CS) for female high school students.

Alexandra Mai als Forscherin bei FIT-Infotagen

Ganz nach dem Motto “Frauen in die Technik” hatten Mädchen im Rahmen der FIT Wien – Niederösterreich – Burgenland Infotage 2019 die Möglichkeit Forscherinnen persönlich kennenzulernen und Einblicke in spannende Projekte zu erhalten. Unter den Forscherinnen war auch Alexandra Mai.

On the importance of explainability/ Andreas Holzinger

Artificial Intelligence has recently made great progress in many different applications including face recognition and image classification. In many areas of expertise these AIs even exceed human performances. Something they however fail to do is answer one simple question: why? Why does an AI what it does, what is the underlying reasoning behind its decisions? Explainability poses an important cahllenge especially whenn fields like medicine and law are concerned. New regulations would require future AI to explain itself.

Watch Andreas Holzinger step in for daughter Katharina representing SBA at the 2018 AI Congress:


Paper and Talk accepted at EAI and EDCON 2019

Paper accepted at 12th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS) 2019: “Uncle Traps: Harvesting Rewards in a Queue-based Ethereum Mining Pool”, Sam M. Werner and Paul J. Pritz and Alexei Zamyatin and William J. Knottenbelt

Talk accepted at Community Ethereum Development Conference (EDCON) 2019, Sydney, Australia


CDL-SQI at the Software Quality Days 2019

Dietmar Winkler, Bernhard Brenner and Matthias Eckhart represented the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Security and Quality Improvement in the Production System Lifecycle (CDL-SQI) at the Software Quality Days 2019.

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