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ConSeRNS: Strategic Research Initiative for Concurrent Security and Robustness for Networked Systems

About ConSeRNS

ConSeRNS is the strategic research initiative for information security research at IFI, established in 2014. Through ConSeRNS, members of the research groups ND (Networks and Distributed Systems), PMA (Precise Modelling and Analysis), DESIGN (Design of Information Systems), UNIK (now called ITS) and others collaborate to focus on information security and robustness.

Some of the ConSeRNS team members (February 2016)

Front: Frank Eliassen, Ijlal Loufti, Runa Barik, Dat Tien Le, Christian Johansen

Back: Michael Welzl, Xiaojie Zhu, Antonio Gonzalez Burgueno, Olaf Owe, Roman Vitenberg, Audun Jøsang

Some of the ConSeRNS team members (February 2014)

 

Front: Olav Lysne, Ingrid Chieh Yu, Maja Van Der Velden, Audun Jøsang
Back: Michael Welzl, Roman Vitenberg, Einar Broch Johnsen, Leif Nilsen, Stein Gjessing, Christian Johansen

From 1.1.2016 the leader team consists of prof. Olaf Owe as leader,  prof. Frank Eliassen as deputy leader, and Ijlal Loutfi as representative of the PhD students.

Prof. Olav Lysne of Simula and IFI was the team leader of ConSeRNS before 2016.

Objectives

ConSeRNS focuses on network and system security and robustness, identity and trust management, security usability, as well as formal verification of security protocols and systems.

Through excellence in research, teaching, student supervision and exchange, ConSeRNS aims at designing, developing, testing and commercializing innovative security solutions and technologies, as well as at training experts it IT security who will contribute to building a robust national IT infrastructure and in strengthening cyber security for the government, industry and private domains.

Scholarships

ConSeRNS offers PhD scholarships to conduct research on security and robustness of networked systems. The scholarships are funded by The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. See advertised scholarships below:

  • Conserns PhD position in Formal Methods for concurrent systems and security analysis available. Deadline Jan 31. 2016. link

  • PhD scholarship in Security and Distributed Access Control

Background

Security and robustness of the national IT infrastructure is critical for the sustainability of our economy and of modern society general. It is therefore natural to see information security as a core component of teaching and research within the ICT disciplines. During 2011 and 2012 several evaluations and reports indicated that information security had to be given higher priority at IFI. On this background the MN Faculty decided in 2013 to allocate additional resources to IFI in order to strengthen its focus on information security research and teaching.

Related activities

  • AFSecurity: Academic Forum on Security
  • FRISC: Forum on Research in Information Security and Communications
  • COINS: Research School of Computer and Information Security

Related Projects

Cooperation

  • Simula's Center for Resilient Networks and Applications (CRNA) is associated with ConSeRNS through Simula staff with adjunct positions at IFI.
  • UiB's Selmer Center is indirectly associated with ConSeRNS through Simula and its CRNA center.
  • ENSICAEN and GREYC Lab are associated with ConSeRNS through the OffPAD project, a Franco-Norwegian innovation project funded by Eurostars. Student exchange and internships allow Master's students to work on collaborative security projects.
Published Nov. 4, 2014 2:57 PM - Last modified Jan. 26, 2017 11:50 AM