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DIAS: Information & Cyber Security (SEC)

About the group

The vision of the Information & Cyber Security research group (SECURITY) 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 which will enable them to build a secure ICT infrastructure in the future. Adequate cyber security is necessary for making the digital transformation sustainable.

The SECURITY group works on multi-disciplinary projects in the areas of information, network, computer, application and cyber security. Topics we are currently focusing on include:

  • Exploit Analysis and Ethical Hacking
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Hardware-Enabled Security
  • Network Security and Threat Detection
  • Biometrics and Identity Management
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Research Projects and Networks

Academic programmes and courses

We offer Master projects in cyber security for students in the Information Security Master Program. SECURITY staff teach various information security topics for bachelor and master students at the Department of Informatics, mainly in the Information Security program option (part of the Programming and System Architecture master program). Here is an overview of all courses offered by SECURITY 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.

Additionally, 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 Aug. 13, 2019 3:43 PM