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Ciss, Centre for Critical Infrastructure and Societal Security, at Luleå University of Technology held workshops about cyber security for companies. Dan Harnesk, Associate Professor of Information Systems, and Christer Åhlund, Professor of Pervasive and Mobile Computing. Photo: Katarina Karlsson View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Cyber ​​security in focus at workshops

Published: 21 March 2017

Companies in the security industry in Sweden, municipalities and energy companies attended a workshop in cybersecurity at Luleå University of Technology. Organizer was the Centre for Critical Infrastructure and Societal Security, CISS at Luleå University of Technology.

– For us it is worth gold to have an inspiration day, where companies and agencies meet at Luleå University of Technology to discuss cybersecurity. Although companies are competitors in the security industry, they inspire  each other and point to similar challenges, says Dan Harnesk, Associate Professor of Information Systems at Luleå University of Technology.

Counteract cyber threats

The aim of the Centre of Excellence, Centre for Critical Infrastructure and Societal Security, is to counter threats towards society and ensure the safety of critical functions through system solutions. More and more societal functions rely on the internet and this makes society more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Within the framework of the Centre for Critical Infrastructure and Societal Security, focus will be on two specializations, technical security and information security. This combination makes the centre unique in its kind.

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Jörgen Kleist, responsible for critical infrastructure in Sweden in Sectra, participated in the workshop on cyversecurity at Luleå University of Technology.

Similar challenges

During the workshops at Luleå University of Technology, security industry, energy companies, municipalities and researchers got the chance to introduce themselves to each other. This was an opportunity for the needs of owners and suppliers to meet and exchange ideas and challenges. Participants included among others the engineering company Combitech, IT consulting company Dataductus, Sectra Communications, Rote Consulting, Skellefteå Kraft, Boden Energy, Skellefteå.

– We note that the challenges for companies in the security industry are very similar, it's the details that are different, but that level is not the joint discussions a day like this. Yes, we will do similar workshops in the future, says Dan Harnesk.

Christer Åhlund

Christer Åhlund, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)910 585331
Organisation: Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering