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.

UIBK's Security and Privacy Group in summer mode, July 2023

Our lab in summer mode: close of business with outdoor pizza on Campus Technik (July 2023).

We’ll update the group picture when everyone is back and our new members have settled in September.


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.


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

For directions please click here.


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.