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.

About

The Security and Privacy Lab has been established with the appointment of professor Rainer Böhme at the University of Innsbruck in March 2015.

UIBK's Security and Privacy Group under quarantine, March 2020

A picture that shows us a month earlier is here. We look forward to having the next picture taken like this one (in July 2017).

Research

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)
  • Economic and behavioral aspects of information security and privacy
  • Cybercrime

We regularly collaborate with researchers around the world, most recently with colleagues from University of Trento, TU Delft, TU Darmstadt, IMT Lucca, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of California at Berkeley, University of Tulsa, University of Texas at Dallas, New York University, Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hebrew University, and the Technion.

Teaching

Students enrolled at Universität Innsbruck please visit our teaching page.

Professional training

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

Contact

  Jenifer Payr (secretary) Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Böhme
E-mail seclab-informatik@uibk.ac.at rainer.boehme@uibk.ac.at
Phone +43 512 507-53354 +43 512 507-53202
Fax +43 512 507-53018  
Address Universität Innsbruck
Security and Privacy Lab
Technikerstraße 21A
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Böhme
Universität Innsbruck
Technikerstraße 21A
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

For directions please click here.

Acknowledgements

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.