Floragasse 7 – 5th floor, 1040 Vienna

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

Recent News:

Philipp Schindler presents Work on HydRand at IEEE S&P 2020

Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. For the first time, the 2020 Symposium took part as a full virtual conference. Despite the challenges… Read More

Brochure: Top-Level Research from Vienna

VRVis and SBA Research are the longest-standing COMET Centers in Vienna. For this brochure, the research institutions have joined forces to provide an insight into a total of 35 years of experience, successes and challenges of innovative top-level research from Austria. Brochure in English… Read More

We_0wn_Y0u CTF Team scores 9th Place at RuCTFE

We_0wn_Y0u, a CTF team comprised of SBA researchers and students/alumni of TU Wien, secured the 9th place at RuCTFE, out of almost 400 registered participants. This was made possible by the support of 40 students from the Capture the Flag SE LVA at TU Wien, despite RuCTFE being the first… Read More

Security Advisory News!

Today’s Topic: WordPress Plugins Four new Security Advisories have been published! WordPress Plugin – EU Cookie Law (GDPR) – Stored XSS (CVE-2019-16522)WordPress Plugin – Broken Link Checker – Reflected XSS (CVE-2019-16521)WordPress Plugin – Events Manager – Stored XSS (CVE-2019-16523)WordPress Plugin – All in One SEO Pack – Stored XSS (CVE-2019-16520)… Read More

Papers accepted at Eurocrypt and S&P

Hamza Abusalah has an SBA paper accepted at Eurocrypt 2019 taking place in Darmstadt, Germany from May 19-23, 2019.Paper: Reversible Proofs of Sequential Work We are also excited to announce that the paper “XCLAIM: Trustless, Interoperable Cryptocurrency-Backed Assets” by Alexei Zamyatin is accepted at IEEE S&P 2019,… Read More

First Edition of sec4dev Conference + Bootcamp very successful

The first edition of sec4dev conference + bootcamp was hosted at TU Campus Gußhaus from February 25 -27, 2019 and welcomed more than 100 participants. After two all day bootcamps on Monday, the single track conference was kicked off on Tuesday morning with a keynote from Markus Sabadello on Decentralized… Read More

SBA among CONCORDIA (H2020) Consortium

CONCORDIA is a major H2020 consortium to interconnect Europe’s Cybersecurity capabilities. It will establish a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network and will lead the development of a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe. CONCORDIA consortium Press release… Read More

Paper accepted at IEEE S&P 2019

“If HTTPS Were Secure, I Wouldn’t Need 2FA – End User and Administrator Mental Models of HTTPS” by Katharina Krombholz (CISPA Helmholtz Center (i.G.)), Karoline Busse (University of Bonn), Katharina Pfeffer (SBA Research), Matthew Smith (University of Bonn) and Emanuel von Zezschwitz (University of Bonn) has been accepted at the… Read More

Philipp Reisinger gives a talk at the IKT Security Conference 2018

Philipp Reisinger will hold an exciting talk today entitled “Two Worlds and One Reality – Approaching Security and Risk in the Real and the Virtual World” at the Congress Center Alpbach (IKT Security Conference 2018). Interested people will have the opportunity  to attend the talk/lecture also on November 14, in… Read More

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… Read More

Paper accepted @ RAID 2018

Our paper “Proof-of-Blackouts? How Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrencies Could Affect Power Grids” by Johanna Ullrich, Nicholas Stifter, Aljosha Judmayer, Adrian Dabrowski and Edgar Weippl has been accepted at the International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID).  Our work investigates whether cryptocurrencies are a threat for reliable power grid operation… Read More

A Wild Velvet Fork Appears! @ FC´18 Bitcoin Workshop

The paper “A Wild Velvet Fork Appears! Inclusive Blockchain Protocol Changes in Practice” by Alexei Zamyatin, Nicholas Stifter, Aljosha Judmayer, Philipp Schindler, Edgar Weippl and William J. Knottenbelt, in cooperation with the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering (IC3RE), was presented at the 5th Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain… Read More

This Website uses Cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close