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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:

6th IEEE EuroS&P 2021 held successfully

The 6th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE EuroS&P 2021), organized by SBA Research, TU Wien and the University of Vienna was held from September 6 – 10, 2021 as all-digital conference. We welcomed more than 280 participants from 42 countries. The first two days were dedicated to… Read More

ARES & CD-MAKE 2021 held successfully

The second virtual ARES & CD-MAKE conference was held from August 17 to August 20, 2021. We were proud to welcome over 340 participants from 39+ countries to this second all-digital ARES & CD-MAKE conference! The four conference days were filled with internationally renowned keynote speakers,… Read More

eAwared 2021: Cyber Security Quiz nominated

The Cyber Security Quiz, a learning and gaming app for learning security and privacy, is nominated in the category “Education and human resources development” of this year eAward. We are all online almost every day. But few know the footprint we leave on the internet and the dangers… Read More

KIRAS project G-Star granted

SBA Research is happy to announce that the KIRAS project “G-Star: Gesamtstaatliche Erfassung der Resilienz im Kontext komplexer Krisenszenarien“ was granted. Kevin Mallinger and Johanna Ullrich (SBA Research) will be working on the project in cooperation with the BKA (Federal Chancellery Republic Austria), BMI… Read More

FFG Success Story: Our Blockchain Research Group

DECSYS, SBA’s Decentralized Systems Group, and their BRIDGE project SESC – Secure Execution of Smart Contracts have recently been featured as an FFG Success Story. DECSYS conducts research beyond hype topics like cryptocurrencies in order to achieve a better understanding of DLT requirements, identify… Read More

sec4dev 2021 Recap – Women in IT: We are no Aliens!

In the pioneering days of information technology, women played an essential role – well-known examples are Ada Lovelace, who developed an algorithm and is considered the first female programmer ever, or Dorothy Vaughan, whose work contributed significantly to… Read More

SBA confirmed as Qualified Body (QuaSte)

Energy providers, banks or even healthcare organizations, if identified as operators of essential services, must ensure that their network and information systems are as resilient as possible in crisis situations. They are therefore required by the EU Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive), implemented… Read More

SBA-K1 – 2nd research period started

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. The first four years of our current COMET period (2017 – 2021) have been tremendously successful. We were able to… Read More

SBA Blogpost – No Aliens: Women in ICT

Meet three of SBA Research’s inspiring female colleagues! Although still a minority, women have tenaciously worked their way back to the center of ICT. SBA Research is proud to be the professional home to distinguished female experts and promising young talent alike, while also partaking in a wider network of women… Read More

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