Cyber and Information Security Symposium 2017 – Digital Resilience

Cyber Symposium
Publisert: 05/05/2017

The 2nd Cyber and Information Security Symposium, jointly organized by NTNU Center for Cyber and Information Security (NTNU CCIS) and Simula Research Center (Simula), show-cases the latest research on information security to Norwegian decision-makers, in particular the Norwegian ministries financing NTNU CCIS, i.e. the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and the Ministry of Health and Care Services, enabling them to make informed decisions based on latest research findings. The symposium focuses on emerging trends in information and cyber security, examining the current state of the information and cyber security field. Breaking research results addressing key challenging within the society and industry are presented.


Date and Venue

  • 23rd of May 2017
  • Litteraturhuset, Oslo



  • Please register HERE



The mission of the symposium is to show ongoing research and education at NTNU CCIS and Simula to stakeholders.



The symposium is open to all stakeholders of information and cyber security, including representatives from government, faculty representatives from across the ICT/Information Security Management area, and key stakeholders in industry and research institutions.


Symposium format

Keynotes from government and industry, and in-depth panel discussions covering current landscape of threat and intrusion management is also a part of the symposium. The panel discussions also covers the current and coming information security education programs.


The working title for this year’s symposium is “Digital Resilience”, either as part of digital border defence, resilience in the critical infrastructures and networks, or as resilient incident handling and investigation. In the era of digital governance and business, there is no way without – we are all managing our cybersecurity resilience and vulnerabilities on a day-to-day basis.



The NTNU CCIS and Simula Cyber and Information Security Symposium aims at

  • Raising awareness
  • Highlighting need for international cooperation and standards development
  • Acting as an information-sharing and networking event





10:30 – 11:00 Open door, Coffee, and Registration


11:00 – 11:10 Welcome by NTNU/Simula representatives (PRESENTATION)

11:10 – 11:20 Address by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen

11:20  – 11:30 Official opening by State Secretary Thor Kleppen Sættem

11:30 – 11:55 A Public Private Cooperation to Develop the European Cybersecurity, Luigi Rebuffi, ECSO cPPP

11:55 – 12:20 Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce – Dealing with Cybercrime at the European Level, Catarina Ladeira, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Europol (PRESENTATION)


12:20 – 13:00 Lunch break, Posters, and Demonstration


13:00 – 13:15 Infrastructure sharing and the reliability of mobile networks, Ahmed Elmokashfi, Simula and CRNA

13:15 – 13:30 The User as the Strongest Link, Patrick Bours, NTNU CCIS (PRESENTATION)

13:30 – 13:45 Hvordan kan informasjonsteori bidra til bedre sikkerhet, Eirik Rosnes, Simula@UiB (PRESENTATION)

13:45 – 14:00 Virtual Currencies and Crypto Assets: An Overview, Mariusz Nowostawski, NTNU CCIS (PRESENTATION)


14:00 – 14:30 SikkertNOK: Who Decides – Who Pays? – Panel and Audience Engagement, Stewart Kowalski, NTNU CCIS (PRESENTATION)


14:30 – 14:40 Coffee break


14:40 – 15:00 Protecting Norway in cyberspace, Hanne Tangen-Nilsen, Telenor (PRESENTATION)

15:00 – 15:20 Demystifying Cyber Threat Intelligence, Martin Eian, Mnemonic (PRESENTATION)

15:20 – 15:40 Digitalt Grenseforsvar, Olav Lysne, Simula (PRESENTATION)

15:40 – 16:00 Cybercrime Prevention and Cybercrime Investigation – What’s the Difference from a Rule of Law Perspective?, Inger Marie Sunde, Norwegian Police University College (PHS) (PRESENTATION)


16:00 – 16:05 Official Closing

16:05 – 16:30 Time for snacks, mingling, posters and demonstrations




Arrangementskomitéen/Organizing Committee:


Patrick Bours, Professor, Biometrics, NTNU CCIS

Geir Olav Dyrkolbotn, Associate Professor, Cyber Defence, NTNU CCIS

Ahmed Elmokashfi, PhD, Research Scientist, Simula Research Laboratory

Katrin Franke, Professor, Digital Forensics, NTNU CCIS

Hilmar Haraldsson, Senior Advisor, NTNU CCIS

Maria Henningsson, Advisor,  NTNU CCIS

Kjell Jørgen Hole, Professor, Director Simula@UiB, Simula Research Laboratory

Sokratis Katsikas, Professor, Critical Infrastructures, NTNU CCIS

Stewart Kowalski, Professor, Information Security Management, NTNU CCIS

Kyrre Lekve, PhD, Deputy Managing Director, Simula Research Laboratory

Olav Lysne, Professor, Section Director of Communication Systems, Simula Research Laboratory

Sofie Nystrøm, Director, NTNU CCIS

Nils Kalstad Svendsen, Associate Professor, Head of Department, NTNU CCIS

Bian Yang, Associate Professor, e-Health, NTNU CCIS