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 extended group also includes researchers based in Münster, Germany.

UIBK's Security and Privacy Group, July 2017

Group picture: team hike with visitors from Münster (in July 2017)


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, University of Twente, University of Oxford, University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Tulsa, State University of New York at Binghamton, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Princeton University, and the Harvard Business School.


Students enrolled at Universität Innsbruck please visit our teaching page.

Professional training

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


  Jenifer Payr (secretary) Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Böhme
E-mail jenifer.payr@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
Privacy and Security 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. Members of the lab receive additional funding from various organizations listed under projects.