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Top-Level Research @ SBA Research

Current Research at a Glance (Poster Collection)

SBA Research is the largest research center in Austria which exclusively addresses information security. SBA Research cooperates with the best national higher education institutions and corporations as well as research institutions all over the world and has established itself as an innovative and reliable scientific partner. The experts of SBA Research are regularly publishing articles in top journals and conferences like ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, Usenix Security, and NDSS (current publications at SBA Research).

Our main goal is to perform basic and applied research in IT security, including practical usage by our industrial partners. We incorporate the R&D efforts of our partners and combine them with world-class academic research. Our research addresses the needs of large corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Our mission is to significantly contribute to establishing trust in Networked Systems and Software by considering aspects of privacy and our society at large and by investigating novel approaches like discrete mathematics.

The projects section provides a complete list of our past and ongoing research projects. Our research regularly attracts the support of prestigious national and international institutions and instruments, including the EU H2020 and FP7, CDG, FWF, FFG Bridge, ICT of the Future, KIRAS and COMET.


SBA-K1, our main strategic research endeavor, has been granted continued funding for the period 2017-2025 under the FFG COMET (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies) K1-Centres program line, with an intermediary evaluation in 2021.

The research program of SBA-K1 comprises the following areas, which directly reflect our mission statement.

Research Groups

The research in the four COMET areas is addressed by six research groups. Besides the research within these four areas, the groups are involved in other research projects, commercial endeavors, and a variety of outreach engagements complementing our flagship activities in COMET.

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