SBA Research GmbH is a research centre that was initially founded as association in 2006, as part of a K competence-centre between 2006 and 2010 and since 2010 as COMET excellence centre. It is the only Austrian competence centre outside of the Universities, processing various research question of organizational and technical IT-security. The research is focused on 4 areas, inside which 13 research projects are addressed at the same time. The academic partners of the centre consist of four Austrian Universities as well as one technical college (TU Vienna, University Vienna, TU Graz, WU Vienna and the FH St. Poelten). Since the beginning of the centre in 2006 the personal has grown from 8 researchers up to 60.