St. Pölten, Austria
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Welcome to
Josef Ressel Center TARGET

Researching advanced mitigation techniques for targeted attacks on IT infrastructures

APPLIED RESEARCH

Our research focuses on both novelty and practical application

CYBER SECURITY

We aim to improve cyber security of businesses and individuals alike

EDUCATION

As part of St. Pölten UAS (FH St. Pölten), research results directly benefit our students

About TARGET

The Josef Ressel Center for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks (TARGET) is a research institution operated by the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. Its mission is to explore novel techniques for detecting and mitigating targeted attacks on IT systems.

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Research areas

We aim at developing threat intelligence methodologies that observe the system as a whole and apply formal modeling in conjuncture with the collection, processing, comparison, and analysis of system state information.

FORMAL METHODS

Next to extracting various attack indicators, we aim to develop a universal model for describing malicious behavior

BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS

Our applied work focuses on behavioral analysis of IT system activity and malicious software on API call level

DATA MINING

Anomaly detection and threat response is enabled by data mining procedures utilizing a multitude of algorithms

HONEYPOT & KERNEL MONITORING

We use honeypot and kernel monitoring technology to tempt attackers and learn about APT behavior

Latest News

Paper at ARES 2018

Tobias Dam presented our paper on the detection of hidden cryptominers on websites at ARES conference in Hamburg. Julian Rauchberger, Sebastian Schrittwieser, Tobias Dam, Robert Luh, Damjan Buhov, Gerhard Pötzelsberger,[…]

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Best Presentation Award at ICSSA 2018

Patrick Kochberger was awarded Best Presentation for his talk on Detecting Cryptography through IR Visualization at ICSSA 2018.

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Paper published in Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques

Targeted attacks on IT systems are a rising threat to the confidentiality of sensitive data and the availability of critical systems. The emergence of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) made it[…]

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Our Team

We are a versatile team of researchers, tinkerers, and hackers.

Sebastian Schrittwieser

Head of TARGET

Robert Luh

Researcher

Martin Pirker

Senior Researcher

Stefan Schwandter

Researcher

Stefan Marschalek

Junior Researcher

Damjan Buhov

Junior Researcher

Sebastian Eresheim

Research Assistant

Patrick Kochberger

Research Assistant

Contact us

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3100 St. Pölten
Austria

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