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SBA Research is a research center for Information Security
funded partly by the national initiative for COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies.

Recent News:

Dimitris E. Simos – Habilitation completed at TU Graz!

Congratulations to Dimitris E. Simos (Key Researcher at SBA Research) for completing his Habilitation at Graz University of Technology. As of Jan.1st 2021, Dimitris is now Associate Professor (non-tenured track, venia docendi for Applied Computer Science) with… Read More

SBA Research Quarterly – 2nd issue

Our second newsletter was sent out today. Check it out here! We introduce you to ISIS, our (I)IoT, Systems and Industrial Security Group. In our video we highlight their research in areas such as side-channel attacks, automating security risk assessments or injecting security features in firmware post… Read More

SBA Academy Blogpost – Introducing: The Security Champion

From Bad-Cop Culture to Sustainable Security Integration Since our entire working life runs on software, security is essential for almost every business operation; what is more, customer trust largely depends on whether security incidents happen and if so, how they are handled. To strongly root security in your company culture,… Read More

USENIX 2021 – paper accepted

SBA’s paper “On the Usability of Authenticity Checks for Hardware Security Tokens” by Katharina Pfeffer, Alexandra Mai, Adrian Dabrowski, Matthias Gusenbauer, Philipp Schindler, Edgar Weippl, Michael… Read More

NDSS 2021 – paper accepted

Philipp Schindler (SBA Research) will present our new paper at NDSS 2021 this year! RandRunner: Distributed Randomness from Trapdoor VDFs with Strong Uniqueness. Philipp Schindler, Aljosha Judmayer, and Markus Hittmeir (SBA Research); Nicholas Stifter (SBA Research, TU Wien); Edgar Weippl (SBA Research, Universität Wien) Abstract: Generating randomness collectively has been… Read More

sec4dev 2021 – All Virtual!

Made for the makers! The 2021 edition of the sec4dev conference (22-25 Feb´21) comes with numerous exciting topics and special sessions. Addressed areas will cover application security, security testing & automation, cloud & container, machine learning & AI security and much more. As an… Read More

Austrian Flagship Project IoT4CPS closes strong

3 years of collaboration within the IoT4CPS project is coming to an end: 16 consortium partners (including SBA Research) nearly 100 project team members involved45+ deliverables achieved (+30 public documents)7 white papers written, 6 posters illustrated… Read More

SBA Research Quarterly

Our first newsletter was sent out recently. If you have missed it, check it out here! Register for our newsletter to receive quarterly updates about SBA Research. Stay tuned for exciting news from our research groups and their projects! We’ll also let you… Read More

Bridge1 Project SESC – Research Venture on Smart Contracts

The FFG project SESC – Secure Execution of Smart Contracts – focused on research addressing the emerging requirements for supporting the whole lifecycle of smart contract infrastructures that are based on distributed ledger technology. At the time this project started in 2017, many of the characteristics and security guarantees of blockchain technologies… Read More

KIRAS Project Smart Identification – Tackling Human Trafficking

The bilateral KIRAS project SmartIdentification – Confident Identification by using Mobile Remote Devices – focused on the use of existing data on smartphones to analyse trends in human trafficking routes and to identify individuals, especially unaccompanied minors. Starting in 2017, in the aftermath of the European migrant crisis 2015/2016,… Read More

ARES 2020

The ARES 2020 Conference, hosted by SBA Research, is currently taking place as all-digital conference. We are very happy to presenting a diverse program to more than 300 participants from over 43 countries, including: 27 full papers (acceptance rate: 21.26%) and 6 short papers82 workshop papers… Read More

Exploiting KeePassRPC – SBA Student finds Vulnerability

While taking a university course on security, Philipp Danzinger discovered two critical related vulnerabilities in KeePassRPC, an addon for the popular password manager KeePass. Both vulnerabilities allow a malicious web site to read and leak (unlocked) KeePass databases, while being very hard or impossible to detect, provided the KeePassRPC addon is… Read More

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