Center for Information Security and Trust


The focal point for research and education in cybersecurity at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU).

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About


The ITU Center for Information Security and Trust (ITU CISAT) provides a multidisciplinary research environment, delivering knowledge and capacity necessary to tackle modern cybersecurity challenges from a societal, legal, organizational, and technical point of view. ITU CISAT draws on expertise in information security, computer science, social science, law and philosophy, covering the range of basic research in security science to applied research in systems-building and analysis of the implications to society.

Research

Research


ITU CISAT conducts research in information security, in terms of:

Construction

Reliability, security by design, language-based security, continuous deployment

Verification

Adversary-, capability- and risk-modeling, risk mitigation, cyber attack detection, theorem proving, model checking

Organizations

Organizational effects, including trustability, governance, and legislation

Society

Human perceptions of trust, ethics and privacy, including psychological, philosophical and cognitive aspects

Education


ITU CISAT provides research-based multidisciplinary Bachelor's and Master's programs within information security in order to meet the need for cybersecurity experts. ITU CISAT students acquire competencies enabling them to make security decisions as suppliers and acquirers of software, to construct secure software, to assess security risks, to perform penetration testing, and more.

ITU CISAT also strengthens the competences of professionals. In 2019, the center will start up two new projects that will support Danish companies to upgrade their IT security; CSSME Courses (Cyber Security courses for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) and CIDI (Cybersecure IoT in Danish Industry). Both projects are funded by Industriens Fond.

Team


Steering Committee

Carsten Schürmann

Professor

Computer Science

Head of ITU CISAT

Steffen Dalsgaard

Associate Professor

Business IT

Members

Bernardo David

Associate Professor

Christopher Gad

Associate Professor

Irina Shklovski

Associate Professor

Morten Hjelholt

Associate Professor

Riko Jacob

Associate Professor

Søren Debois

Associate Professor

Marco Carbone

Associate Professor

Alessandro Bruni

Associate Professor

Oksana Kulyk

Assistant Professor

Rosario Giustolisi

Assistant Professor

Willard Rafnsson

Assistant Professor

Elda Paja

Assistant Professor

Working Groups


CISAT working groups are a good way for external parterners, including industry and governmental and non-governmental organizations to interact with CISAT on topics that are becoming increasingly relevant for securing critical infrastructure systems. For more information about each working group, how to join them, please visit the Working Group's webpage.

WG-AAI WG-DEMTECH WG-IOT WG-PRIV

CISAT Talks


Date, Title, Speaker, Location

Contact Lorenzo Gentile to propose a talk.

Contact


Carsten Schürmann

Professor, Head of ITU CISAT

(+45) 26 39 36 06

Jari Kickbusch

Research Communicator

(+45) 22 48 28 27

ITU CISAT is part of the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), located at Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300