RISE Centre for Cybersecurity

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RISE Centre for Cybersecurity

We hardly pass any day without hearing of a new cyber-attack. This is primarily due to the fact that more and more information systems are being connected to the public Internet without employing sustainable security. The importance of strong cybersecurity does not need a justification anymore and is inevitable for any, directly and indirectly, Internet-connected device or network.

Although we can rely on available generic tools, techniques and guidelines that are applicable across multiple domains, the individual application areas have specific constraints and cybersecurity needs; for example, the Mobility area is more focused on automotive that has different security needs than the Life Science area that is more focused on e-Health.  

In addition to the application ares constraints and needs, the paramount importance of cybersecurity is strongly stressed by Swedish industry and Swedish government.  Most Swedish industries, especially the ones in the area of critical infrastructures (energy grids, water systems, communication systems, transportation systems) are highly susceptible to cyber-attacks and need cybersecurity overhauls. Especially in these critical systems, a cybersecurity breach has also safety implications on top of negative impacts on business. This further enhances the importance of strong cybersecurity that in turn needs strong in-house cybersecurity skills in Sweden.

Currently, RISE is involved in a number of IT security activities, which include hardcore technical work
as well as security testing, risk management and social aspects of cybersecurity. Furthermore, different
RISE divisions are involved in different sectors (automotive, telecom, security, etc.). As we now put all these skills together in a coordinated way, RISE is most certainly the strongest cybersecurity player in Sweden and among the top ones internationally. This has enabled an opportunity to formulate attractive offers to the industry and public sector, and established RISE as a stronger speaking partner!

We have strong compeence in the area of:

  • Information secuity
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud security
  • IoT security
  • Security for critical infrastructure
  • Network seccurity
  • Security Architecture
  • Platform security
  • SW security
  • Privacy

Completed projects


Tobias Andersson
Researcher/SW developer at Security Labs

tobias.andersson [at] ri.se

Rolf Blom
PhD, Senior Researcher

rolf.blom [at] ri.se

Thomas Carnehult
Deputy Lab Manager
thomas.carnehult [at] ri.se

Ulrik Franke
PhD, Senior researcher

ulrik.franke [at] ri.se

Martin Gunnarsson
Research Engineer
+46 768 110 01
martin.gunnarsson [at] ri.se

Rikard Höglund

rikard.hoglund [at] ri.se

Nicolae Paladi
Senior Researcher, PhD

nicolae.paladi [at] ri.se

Shahid Raza
PhD, Director Security Lab, Expert Researcher

shahid.raza [at] ri.se

Ludwig Seitz
PhD, Senior Researcher
+46 70 349 92 51
ludwig.seitz [at] ri.se

In media
Öresund Security Day Spring 2018

The objective of the Öresund Security Day is to increase the scientific interaction in security in the Öresund region. The workshop will provide a platform for exchange of ideas, discussion and co-operation among the research groups that focus on security in the Oresund area. It will provide the opportunity to meet one another, create an environment for joint work, and strengthen the visibility of security research in Scandinavia.

The workshop is an unique occasion to listen to talks about cool and cutting-edge research results in different areas of computer security.

Participant list!



Thomas Carnehult, RISE SICS


A privacy preserving model and protection scheme for real-time cloud based production data analytics

Christian Gehrmann, LTH


Standardizing IoT Transport Layer Security: Lessons Learned from Formally Verifying EDHOC   

Theis Grønbech Petersen, ITU & Thorvald Sahl Jørgensen, ITU


Attacks on Industrial Control Systems (ICS) 

Ludwig Seitz, RISE SICS


A Security Analysis of the Ticket Inspection Ceremony in Denmark

Rosario Giustolisi, ITU   


Post-quantum Cryptanalysis

Erik Mårtensson, LTH


Compositional Reasoning for Information-Flow Control

Willard Rafnsson, ITU


How we accidentally did sequential composition

Sebastian Alexander Mödersheim, DTU


Encryption and Reversible Computations

Ken Friis Larsen, DIKU


Closure & Next Event                           

Christian Gehrmann (LTH) & All


This year's edition will be held at the Faculty of Engineering LTH at Lund University. Registration is required and will be accepted until June 3rd, 2018. Registration includes workshop attendance, lunch, and coffee breaks. Note that the workshop is free of charge for all participants.

RISE Centre for Cybersecurity - Projects

AutoSec supports the FFI program Automotive Security and Privacy by dissemination and exploitation of the program results.


Holistic Approach to Improve Data Security 

Chalmers' project site


The Heavens project will identify security vulnerabilities in software-intensive automotive systems and define methodologies along with tools for performing software security testing.

Certificate-based Security for Resource-constrained Internet of Things

Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application

Engaging Privacy

Cyber-security in the Wireless Industrial use cases

- Advanced Connectivity Platform for Vertical Segments

RISE Centre for Cybersecurity - Calls



Genomförbarhetsstudier inom digital säkerhet och tillförlitlighet

EUREKA-kluster medfinansiering:
Forsknings- och innovationsprojekt inom informations- och kommunikationsteknologi - Celtic Plus

Elektronik, mjukvara och kommunikation - FFI:
Elektronik, mjukvara och kommunikation för fordonsindustrin

UDI1: Utmaningsdriven innovation steg 1 initiering - höst 2018

Utmaningsdriven innovation - Steg 2 Samverkansprojekt våren 2019

Utmaningsdriven innovation - steg 3 följdinvestering


Internet of Things/Sakernas internet

Smygande och utdragna samhällsstörningar

Postdoktoralt stöd


Now open with a closing date of 17 April 2018

ICT-24-2018-2019: Next Generation Internet - An Open Internet Initiative - Privacy and trust enhancing technologies are one of the subtopics 

Now open with a closing date of 24 April 2018

SU-TDS-02-2018:  Toolkit for assessing and reducing cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect privacy/data/infrastructures
SU-TDS-03-2018: Raising awareness and developing training schemes on cybersecurity in hospitals

Now open with a closing date of 29 May 2018

SU-ICT-03-2018: Establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap 

Now open with a closing date of 23 August 2018

SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020: Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe
SU-DS01-2018: Cybersecurity preparedness – cyber range, simulation and economics
SU-DS04-2018-2020: Cybersecurity in the Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES): an armour against cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches
SU-DS05-2018-2019: Digital security, privacy, data protection and accountability in critical sectors

Now open with a closing date of 28 August 2018

SU-ICT-01-2018: Dynamic countering of cyber-attacks

Forthcoming calls

Forthcoming under LEIT-ICT:

ICT-13-2018-2019: Supporting the emergence of data markets and the data economy
SU-ICT-02-2020: Building blocks for resilience in evolving ICT systems
SU-ICT-04-2019: Quantum Key Distribution testbed

Forthcoming under SC7 – Secure Societies:

Digital Security Calls

SU-DS03-2019-2020: Digital security and privacy for citizens and Small and Medium Enterprises and Micro Enterprises
SU-DS02-2020: Management of cyber-attacks and other risks

P.M. Horizon 2020 Innovation Prize - Seamless authentication for all

This is not a call for proposals but an inducement prize contest. This Horizon Prize aims to award the best and most innovative user authentication solutions, with a total budget of 4M EUR.