Groestl becomes SHA-3 finalist

A new hash function designed by a team of cryptographers from IAIK and DTU (Denmark) in 2008 is selected among 50+ proposals by academic and industrial research groups worldwide by NIST ( to be a finalist in a competition for a future standard. See

Martin Feldhofer receives his PhD sub auspiciis praesidentis

For his remarkable performance during his academic career as a student,
Martin Feldhofer receives his PhD on 23.6.2009 from the Federal President of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer.

Roderick Bloem joins IAIK as Professor

We are very happy to announce that Roderick Bloem is joining IAIK as a professor. With Reinhard Posch and Vincent RIjmen, Roderick will be the third professor at IAIK. Roderick’s research interests are in formal methods, particularly in reactive synthesis and fault repair. Roderick holds an MSc degree from Leiden University and a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder

Reinhard Posch elected Chairman of the ENISA Management Board

Reinhard Posch got elected chairman of the ENISA Managememt Board. He served as chairman of the ENISA Management Board until 2011.

Researchers of IAIK Publish Textbook on Power Analysis Attacks

Stefan Mangard, Thomas Popp and Elisabeth Oswald publish the first textbook on power analysis attacks.

Vincent Rijmen joins IAIK

Vincent Rijmen, co-designer of Rijndael, the Advanced Encryption Standard, joins IAIK as professor. Vincent lead the IAIK crypto activities until 2012. The professorship was donated by Stiftung SIC.

Stiftung SIC established

IAIK has donated the non-profit foundation SIC.

Reinhard Posch appointed Federal CIO

Reinhard Posch got appoined Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Austrian Federal Government.

A-SIT founded

The Secure Information Technology Center A-SIT has been established by its founding members Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Central Bank of Austria, and Graz University of Technology.