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Cyber Security

More and more of our daily activities, whether at work, home, or out and about, rely on ICT and digital communications.

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  • Maria Bartnes

    Maria Bartnes

    Research Director Software Engineering, Safety and Security

We are constantly connected, directly or indirectly, to networks, systems and people. However, in this digital world we are not always immediately aware of who or what we are connected to, and are thus exposed to a high degree of digital vulnerability. This also applies to our energy, water supply and transport infrastructures, which are operated mainly using ICT.

Cyber security addresses the protection of people and systems from becoming the victims of intentional and accidental unwanted incidents. Such protection may involve anything from securing the privacy of individuals to maintaining stable and reliable electricity supplies.

Work on the technical, organisational and human aspects of cyber security will be of vital importance to system security and personal privacy.

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