Information security researchers on IVAs 100-lista


A gratifying recognition of our work and contributions to society and business is that we, Johan Lugnet, Åsa Ericson, Anton Holmström and Simon Andersson are represented on IVA’s 100 list this year. Acknowledging that we make a difference and that our results have meaning is fun and positive for the motivation to continue with the appreciated research. Our research has been confirmed through the recognition as an innovative, current, and requested direction.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, IVA’s 100 list highlights current research with great potential to create benefit through commercialisation, business and method development or social impact. The list presents carefully evaluated and selected research initiatives. This year, “Cyber-safe behaviour for the digital progress of business” was selected and represented on the list.

Johan Lugnet tells us that the 100 list is a recognition of our work, its contribution to society, and our close collaboration with businesses. We naturally hope more people will open their eyes to our research collaboration with organisations and companies. Cyber ​​security is today a challenge for all users of digital services and systems. Strategic and proactive cyber-secure behaviour provides a knowledge advantage and strengthened competitiveness. In turn, this provides better conditions for internationalisation and collaboration in supply or value chains.

In our projects, we do applied and industry-related research based on real situations and challenges. The activities are need-driven, which provides both practical benefits and academic contributions. We contribute with dialogue seminars, workshops and case studies together with organisations and companies. Our goal with the research is to increase awareness, improve know-how and connect human and technological strategies to more user-oriented information and cyber security, says Åsa Ericson.

Anton Holmström and Simon Andersson agree that the appointment inspires more doctoral studies and that it is fun to be recognised in the doctoral education. In the past, research has had an emphasis on technology and technologies. Nowadays, digitisation is so extensive that it is inevitable to include human and organisational aspects to achieve resilience, i.e., to withstand attacks and to develop the ability to recover. The hope is that the appointment will be a door opener and facilitate more contacts with more organisations and companies.