Norwegian Cyber Defence

The Norwegian Cyber Defence is the branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces responsible for protecting and defending military CIS in Norway.

“Norway needs a robust and leading research and expertise in cyber security research community where you can meet across sectors of society.  By investing time and full-time professorships in the CCIS Norway and the military will in the future de able to reap returns in the form of an enhanced capability to deal with the rapidly emerging threat of our time. ”

– Odd Egil Pedersen, General Major in Cyber ​​Defence (Oppland Arbeiderblad, 15 May 2014)

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Eidsiva Energy is the largest electricity producer and supplier in the Innland Region.  Eidsiva Energy aims to be an important driver of development in the region.  Through its investment subsidiary Eidsiva Vekst AS, Eidsiva actively contributes to the region’s innovation and infrastructure development through various projects. The objective of its work is to strengthen the region’s attractiveness for the creation and development of new businesses, as well as to attract new residents to the Innland region.  A particular focus of Eidsiva is to support the development of the region’s university and university colleges, and its contribution to the CCIS is part of this.

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Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

FFI is Norway’s prime institution responsible for defense-related research and development. A prioritized task is to study challenges and opportunities related to information assurance and cyber systems.

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Forsvarets Ingeniørhøgskole

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IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation. The company has several centres of expertise in cyber security.

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KPMG is a global company providing Advisory, Tax and Audit services. The company is a leading international player within cyber and information security consultancy. We help public and private organizations manage cyber risk by identifying current threats, securing assets and responding to incidents. Through our collaboration with CCIS, KPMG wishes to promote awareness of challenges and opportunities within cyber security, and be an active supporter in the development of competency in the field.    

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Lillehammer University College

Lillehammer University College (LUC) has an academic profile on social sciences and professional media. At present LUC has two accredited PhD programmes in social sciences, and one in artistic development. A fourth PhD program, in cooperation with NTNU, is under accreditation by the Norwegian agency for Quality in Education (NOKUT).  LUC’s academic activities, including its research activities and publications, has a typical university profile.

LUC’s academic and research portfolio encompasses several disciplines within social sciences and media technology, including law, psychology, and film and television.  Amongst other academic programmes, LUC has developed in short time a study programme in law that has become a very attractive one and which is ranking the highest among the bachelor and master programmes in law that are currently offered in Norway.

LUC wants to maintain and strengthen its position as a regional development actor, with a national and international leadership in the fields that are included in its academic priorities. Along with CCIS, LUC will  to develop its law program in the area of information security and privacy.  Other social sciences programmes at LUC have relevance when it comes to digital aspects of societal security.

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Ministry of Justice and Public Security

The Ministry of Justice and Public Security is responsible for societal security and preparedness, crime prevention and correctional services, immigration, courts and the legislative work for law enforcement.

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mnemonic is one of the largest specialists in information security within the Nordic region. We supply products and services to some of the leading private and public sector enterprises. Our services cover all areas of information security from risk management and application security to detecting, preventing and respond to security incidents via our service Argus Managed Defence.

We work strategically with long-term skills development in our own and the customers’ businesses. Supporting the creation of new professorships at NTNU is for us an important contribution to increasing the expertise in cyber security.

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National Criminal Investigation Service (KRIPOS)

The National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) is the Norwegian police’s national expertise centre in the fight against organised and other serious crime. NCIS’s main mission is to render support to local police districts and serve as the national point of contact versus other countries’ authorities.

NCIS is a central support agency, with expertise in criminal investigation and forensic services, and an advisory body to central authorities. Apart from its role as a support agency, NCIS is also tasked with investigating and prosecuting complex and serious cases related to organised crime. In criminal investigations and prosecutions, NCIS reports to the National Authority for Prosecution of Organised and Other Serious Crime.

Norway’s leading expertise on digital forensics and the collection and analysis of electronic evidence is found at NCIS.

As national expertise centre, NCIS develops techniques and is very active in sharing knowledge with local police districts through courses, lectures, partner agency visiting schemes and other means of sharing knowledge.

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National Police Directorate (POD)

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NC-Spectrum delivers consultancy services in engineering, project development, and operation of infrastructure in the public and private sectors. NC-Spectrum works closely with its customers to develop cyber security for communication networks and critical infrastructure.

“We, our customers and partners want to increase the knowledge and understanding of the challenges we face. The inclusion of this community that, in close collaboration between industry and academia, can both provide and receive input, is something we strongly believe will perform well. Our role is to make visible the everyday life of the SME sector. “

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Norwegian ID Centre

The Norwegian ID Centre is responsible for providing national  identity and document expertise. In this capacity NID has become a natural working partner for the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory at CCIS. Thus together with CCIS the Norwegian ID Centre develops expertise in various biometric methods.

“Norwegian ID Centre is committed to collaboration and knowledge sharing and these factors are important in the work ID’s problems and biometric solutions. Many well qualified players are involved in efforts around the CCIS and the Norwegian ID Centre is a natural part of this academic community. We want to contribute our expertise, but also to learn from our partners with the common goal of a safer society. Competence is perishable, and as the Norwegian ID Centre, we must join this expertise building effort. It is now that the train goes.”

– Arne Isak Tveitan, head of the Norwegian ID Centre.

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NorSIS has a national mandate to increase the information security expertise of individuals and businesses through raising awareness about threats and vulnerabilities, disseminating specific measures through the news, providing advice and guidance, and trying to influence positive attitudes in information security. NorSIS participation in CCIS will enhance the centre’s ability to deliver a broad dissemination of knowledge and practices on information security and to this purpose it will collaborate with the local authorities and SMEs.

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The Norwegian Data Protection Authority

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority protects the right to privacy and strives to prevent misuse of personal data.

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Norwegian Police University College (PHS)

The Norwegian Police University College (PHS)  is a public university college that offers education to the Norwegian police service. The University College offers a three-year bachelor program in police studies, in-service training and  post-graduate studies, including a master program in police science. The PHS objective is to train police officers, both men and women, to act independently and analytically, and to be conscious of their own opinions, attitudes and choices in their everyday work. PHS conducts research and development work in relevant areas. The intension is to be in  front of the police profession.

PHS has a central role in CCIS and contribute to the centre with  expertise, research capacity and study programs in various aspects of cyber crime.

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Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM)

NSM, the Norwegian National Security Authority, is a cross-sectoral professional and supervisory authority within the protective security services in Norway. The authority is responsible for the national cyber security, and operates the national Computer Emergency Response Team (NorCERT). NSM delivers threat analyses on a national level, working with experts on cyber security and cryptology.

NSM is the central directorate for the protection of information and infrastructure of critical importance for society and other important social functions. NSM has within its responsibilities to secure information and physical objects; to supervise and exercise its authority in accordance with the regulations; to notify and manage serious cyber attacks; to develop security measures and provide advice and guidance. NSM has been a driving force for the improvement of safety conditions and providing advice on the development of safety work in the community.

“We have long called for a strengthening of education in safety studies.  Supporting the creation of new professorships at Gjøvik University College, we believe will warrant a substantial boost to safety conditions in Norway.”

– Kjetil Nilsen, Director of the National Security Authority (Oppland Arbeiderblad, 15 May 2014).

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

NTNU is the host of CCIS. 11 years ago NTNU at Gjøvik (former Gjøvik University College) established its first research group in information security, and has built it up to become one of Europe’s largest open academic research groups in the field. Today NTNU leads the National Research School in Information Security (COINS) and is offering dedicated undergraduate programmes in information security at bachelor, master and PhD level, in addition to its undergraduate programs at these three levels in Computer Science.

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Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (ØKOKRIM)

Økokrim is the national authority for investigation and prosecution of economic and environmental crime. Digital evidence is essential in most of our investigations. The volume of electronic stored information is increasing. This provides us with the possibility of finding more information that is relevant to our investigations. At the same time  the information is stored in many different formats an on different devices, as well as in the cloud. The large volumes and the diversity represent challenges for the police when trying to find the crucial information in each case. Through the cooperation with CCIS we wish to focus on research to develop more advanced methodology for information analyses to support our fight against crime.

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Oppland County

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Oslo Police District

The Oslo Police District is the police of the Norwegian capital and the largest of the country, with nearly 2,600 employees. The Oslo Police District undertakes several national tasks. Our vision is to make Oslo the world’s safest capital!

The Oslo Police brings into focus the effective use of technology in the solution of police work, to this purpose it and has built up a solid unit – Digital Forensics Unit – which primary task is exploiting the tracking potential offered by technology. Experience shows that the use of electronic tracking in police work is essential. This includes tracing information from storage devices and from the Internet.

The Oslo Police has strong face in its commitment to CCIS. We take part in CCIS with the desire for a two-way skills and knowledge sharing. We consider the creation of CCIS as an important and necessary initiative to strengthen safety in the digital part of our community.

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Police Security Service (PST)

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While cyber security risks have dramatically evolved, the approach businesses use to manage them has not kept pace. Cyber security isn´t just about technology and computers. It´s about people, information, systems, processes, culture and physical surroundings. PwC gives its customers confidence in their cyber security by helping them manage risks and helping them shaping a broader strategic response to cyber risk.

PwC sees CCiS as an important initiative of key national stakeholders to increase the focus on the still rapidly evolving landscape of cyber security risks. This partnership is an opportunity for us to contribute with our knowledge and experience in a platform aimed at exchanging and creating new knowledge on cyber security.

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Statkraft is Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy and is the leading power company in Norway. The company owns, produces and develops hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating. Statkraft is a major player in European power trading and has 3500 employees in more than 20 countries. Statkraft works actively with cyber security issues across all business areas and geographies.

Statkraft supports CCIS in order to build more extensive security competence  and better security solutions.

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Statnett is the Norwegian TSO and is responsible for Norway´s national electricity grid, an infrastructure that is increasingly becoming dependent on ICT for its operations. Statnett is constantly working to maintain a long-term information security strategy, and to strengthen the ability to deal with information security threats and incidents. 

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Telenor Group is one of the leading mobile operators in the world, with 172 million mobile subscriptions. Telenor has mobile operations in 13 markets, as well as an interest of 33 % in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 17 markets. Telenor contributes into CCIS with its expertise in cyber security of electronic communications.

Digital communications and the Internet is becoming more critical to society’s ability to function.  At the same time, we face an increasingly advanced and comprehensive threat from criminals. Telenor sees the creation of CCIS as a very important contribution to meeting this challenge.  We are working hard with information to protect our customers, our own business, and society in general. As a provider of critical infrastructure, it has great value for us to be part of this effort.  Telenor has realized the importance of CCIS in coordinating the nation’s collective expertise and capacity for critical incidents in the cyber domain, across all sectors, and involving private, public and government actors. Serious incidents in the cyber domain can not be handled by any actors alone. We believe that the establishment of CCIS will help to strengthen the nation’s ability to counter the threat of cyber domain.

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Innlandet Police District

It is the district’s police – the local police – who meets the community every day and accounts for everyday preparedness in relation to crime prevention and community safety.  There is a great expectation to what the police can do during the “first hour”.  Many cases begin with the local police and then taken over by specialist agencies.  The local police must have modern skills to prevent, detect and prosecute serious crimes, but also in relation to more everyday challenges.

We believe that the dimension of the local police is important when ICT security is on the agenda.  Local law enforcement is a natural arena – an intersection between theorists and practitioners – to develop police, crime prevention and community safety.  It is all too natural to use the Innlandet Police District as the prime practitioner partner of CCIS, not the least for developing good relations and for easily meeting the need of development of technical cooperation.

We know that the major challenge for the police is to manage the ICT arena, in order to prevent, detect and prosecute growing crime online. This challenge applies in relation to skills and sufficient staff.

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Watchcom Security Group AS

Watchcom is a long-term business partner specializing in cyber ​​and information security, contributing to secure the common valuables of our society.  Knowledge sharing is central to our business.  We believe that security in our digitized and networked society requires understanding the threats and their consequences, and knowing how to protect ourselves and how to respond to cyber attacks when they occur.

Competence is the key to success in safety work.  There are two ways of developing competence, through education and training of those responsible for implementing protection measures, and through practical work in Information and Cyber ​​Security.

The establishment of a national research Centre for Cyber ​​and Information Security in Gjøvik is a milestone in the ongoing efforts to increase society’s overall expertise in the area.  Such research is a very welcomed addition to efforts to reduce society’s digital vulnerability.  This center is a very good example of how public and private sectors can help meeting a need.  Watchcom also has a social responsibility to secure the important valuables of the society.  Therefore, we partner with CCIS supporting the center with our expertise and applying the results from its research.

– Roar Sundseth, Senior advisor, strategic cyber security, Watchcom Security Group AS

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