Information- and Cyber-security briefing

Researchers from the ISSUES project and the two research subjects, information systems and Cybersecurity at the Luleå University of Technology, were invited to present at the Information- and Cyber-security briefing event hosted by Länstyrelsen Norrbotten. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) was also invited to discuss NIS-2 and the Cybersecurity Act.

The event brought together approximately 50 representatives from municipalities and organizations to discuss the new directives and collaborate with the university when it comes to cybersecurity education and research. Åsa Ericson held a keynote about potential collaborations and shared some insights from academia.

The EU defines cybersecurity as all activities necessary to protect network and information systems, their users, and other affected parties from cyber threats.

LTU’s cybersecurity initiative is committed to providing a professional, competent, and qualified workforce through a pronounced pedagogical approach and academic excellence. The university prides itself on academic excellence, publishing in prestigious journals, and receiving academic awards. Research at LTU is practical and applicable, with collaborations across industry, the public sector, and SMEs. National strategic collaborations include Sweden Secure Tech Hub, Swedish Cyber Node, and Cyber Campus, alongside international partnerships with researchers and universities. Leadership at LTU is trust-based, aligning employee motivations with the group’s vision and goals, reflecting the university’s values of courage, proximity, and trust. Strategic Initiatives through international partnerships, extend to European projects and agencies like ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity), promoting digitalisation, innovation, and secure societal development.

Sweden’s cybersecurity strategy priorities align with the ideas of the ISSUES project:

  • Ensuring systematic work in information and cybersecurity.
  • Enhancing the cybersecurity of networks, products, and systems.
  • Strengthening the ability to prevent, detect, and manage cyberattacks and other IT incidents.
  • Increasing the capacity to prevent and combat cybercrime.
  • Raising knowledge levels and promoting skills development.
  • Strengthening international cooperation.

Courses in information security cover human-technology-organization (MTO) aspects, including risk management, internet security, infrastructure security, and scientific methods. They culminate in project courses and thesis work.

The upcoming cybersecurity curriculum will include technology-focused topics such as network security, secure software development, AI and cybersecurity, ethics and penetration testing, scientific methods, project courses, and thesis work.

We encourage collaboration through research projects, project courses, theses, guest lectures, program councils, and the CISS—Center for Cybersecurity CyberNorth, among other events.