CSBME/Research

Security and Safety

PLATYPUS

PLATYPUS

With PLATYPUS, we present novel software-based power side-channel attacks on Intel server, desktop and laptop CPUs. We exploit the unprivileged access to the Intel RAPL interface exposing the processor's power consumption to infer data and extract cryptographic keys.

Ascon

Ascon

Ascon is designed to be a lightweight authenticated encryption solution for constrained devices without sacrificing cryptanalytic security, implementation security & robustness, and efficiency on other platforms.

Meltdown & Spectre

Meltdown & Spectre

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. 

Computer programs pervade our every-day life and over the last few decades, software has become ever more complex. Our job is to develop ways to make software as robust as bridges and buildings: software must be correct, reliable, safe and secure. We research ways to eliminate bugs through testing and proofs, ensure privacy, and to make software secure from malicious users through cryptography and implementation techniques. We lead and particpate in prestigious basic research projects in which we advance the state of the art, as well as applied projects in which we bring our research results to practice in industry.

Areas of Research

Security and Cloud Computing, Information Security, Formal Methods for Dependability, Modelling and Verification, Cryptography, Software Engineering, Privacy

Researchers

Bernhard Aichernig
Associate Professor
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Dependable Computer-based Systems,
Formal Methods and Testing, Falsification,
Verification, Abstraction Techniques

Roderick Bloem
Professor
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Computer Aided Verification, Formal
Verification, Reactive Synthesis and
Security

Maria Eichlseder
Assistant Professor
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Design and Cryptanalysis of Symmetric
Cryptographic Algorithms, Hash Functions,
Authenticated Encryption Algorithms and their
Underlying Primitives

Daniel Gruss
Assistant Professor
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Software-based Attacks and Defenses
on Microarchitectural Layers in
Hardware and Software, Information
Security

Stefan Mangard
Professor
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Hardware Security, Side Channels,
Cryptographic Implementations,
Security Verification, Secure System
Architectures for Application Domains
Ranging from Small Embedded and
IoT Devices to Cloud Solutions

Christian Rechberger
Professor
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Foundational and Applied Aspects
of Cryptographic Security and Privacy



 

Gerald Steinbauer
Associate Professor
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Autonomous Mobile Robots,
Model-based Diagnosis, Reasoning,
Planning and RoboCup

Franz Wotawa
Professor
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Verification & Validation, Testing,
Debugging, Formal Methods,
Artificial Intelligence, Robotic

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