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Digital Security (SEC)

Logo "Digital Security Research Group"

About the group

The vision of the Digital Security research group (SEC) is to strengthen the security in our ICT infrastructure by producing practical research outcomes for detecting and blocking cyber threats, and by giving students skills in cyber security that will enable them to build a secure ICT infrastructure. Adequate cyber security is necessary for making the digital transformation sustainable.

The security group works on multi-disciplinary projects in the areas of digital security,  including:

  • Exploit Analysis and Ethical Hacking
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Hardware-Enabled Security
  • Network Security
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)
  • Biometrics and Identity Management
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Research Projects and Networks

Previous Projects

  • OffPAD (Offline Personal Authentication Device)
  • ACT (Semi-Automated Cyber Threat Intelligence)
  • ABRI (Advanced Belief Reasoning in Intelligence)
  • SWAN (Secure Access Control Over Wide Area Networks)

Academic programmes and courses

We offer Master projects in cyber security for students in the Information Security Master Program. Our staff teaches various information security topics for bachelor and master students at the Department of Informatics, mainly in the Information Security master program. Here is an overview of all courses offered by SEC staff:

Here are the slides from the Introduction to new master students.


We conduct research and develop security solutions in collaboration with national and international academic and industry partners.

In addition, we lead the Partnership for Cybersecurity  - an initiative for student and staff exchange between research institutes in Norway, France, and Germany.

Further, we are a member of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) with active participation on multiple committees.

Published Oct. 12, 2018 1:39 PM - Last modified June 30, 2021 2:13 PM