Modern information systems serve and connect people with many different interests. We are committed to develop and evaluate technical components for future information infrastructures that for principled reasons resolve potential conflicts, or avoid them altogether.


The Security and Privacy Lab has been established with the appointment of professor Rainer Böhme at the University of Innsbruck in March 2015. Our faculty includes assistant professors Svetlana Abramova and Arnab Roy.

UIBK's Security and Privacy Group in September 2023

Picture from the welcome retreat for the new lab members (Viggarspitze, September 2023). Sunrise included.


The lab is known for its interdisciplinary approach to solving exigent problems in information security and privacy, with specific emphasis on:

  • Digital forensics
  • Steganography and steganalysis
  • Economics of information security
  • Virtual currencies and cryptographic financial instruments
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies (PET)
  • Symmetric cryptography for privacy-preserving computation
  • Human factors in information security and privacy
  • Cybercrime

We regularly collaborate with researchers around the world, most recently with colleagues from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, University of Trento, TU Delft, KU Leuven, TU Wien, TU Graz, IMT Lucca, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh, University College London, University of Birmingham, University of California at Berkeley, University of Tulsa, University of Texas at Dallas, Tufts University, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hebrew University, and the Technion.


Students enrolled at Universität Innsbruck please visit our teaching page.

Professional training

We are proud to contribute to the following executive education offers:


  Julia Juffinger (secretary) Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Böhme
Phone +43 512 507-53494 +43 512 507-53202
Fax +43 512 507-53018  
Address Universität Innsbruck
Security and Privacy Lab
Technikerstraße 21A
6020 Innsbruck
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Böhme
Universität Innsbruck
Technikerstraße 21A
6020 Innsbruck

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The Security and Privacy Lab, the Department of Computer Science, and Universität Innsbruck gratefully acknowledge a generous grant by Archimedes Privatstiftung, Innsbruck, which funds the endowed professorship from 2015 to 2020. Members of the lab receive additional funding from various organizations listed under projects.