SBA Research

K1 competence center for Information Security

SBA Research is the largest research center in Austria exclusively addressing information security. Through scientific research of information security SBA Research develops practical and applicable solutions, while focusing on current issues like cyber security. The center is part of the Austrian COMET excellence program (COMET – Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies). St Pölten UAS is a scientific partner in the COMET Center. 
SBA Research researches and develops solutions in information security. Results of fundamental research are the basis for applied research and development. The research program comprises the following four areas, allowing for a comprehensive consideration of information security:

  • Networked Systems Security 
  • Software Security 
  • Privacy and Secure Societies
  • Applied Discrete Mathematics for Information Security

SBA Research conducts highly specialized projects to bridge fundamental research with the needs of partners from industry sectors, like banking, advanced manufacturing, software development, and institutions in the health care sector. Jointly with partners and clients, concrete problems are addressed and solutions and new product ideas developed. Company partners benefit directly from scientific results. 

COMET (K1) centres

COMET (K1) centres are financed by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs, the respective federal states involved (in the case of SBA Research Vienna) and the partners from industry and science. The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is responsible for coordination and management. The centres promote the developing and focusing of competencies. K1 centres conduct research at a high international level and set new research impulses. They contribute to innovations, especially with regard to future-relevant markets. 

  • Scientific Partners:
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • CDP Center for Digital Production GmbH
  • Northeastern University
  • Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
  • Soonchunhyang University
  • Technical University Graz
  • Technical University Wien
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Vienna
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business
FFG - COMET Centres K1
04/01/2017 – 03/31/2025
Involved Institutes, Groups and Centers
Forschungsgruppe Secure Societies
Institute of IT Security Research