Background and activities

I received my MSc from NTNU, Dept. of Telematics, in 2002, and my PhD from the same department in 2015. In my PhD project I studyed how Distribution System Operators (DSOs) in the power industry prepare for, and respond to, information security incidents in their IT and control systems. I was a research scientist at SINTEF ICT in Trondheim 2002-2015, and since 2015 I am responsible for information security for the SINTEF organization.

My scientific interests include:

  • Incident management
  • Privacy
  • Risk assessments
  • Awareness

For more information on my PhD project, please go to my webpage at the department.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Line, Maria Bartnes; Moe, Nils Brede. (2015) Understanding Collaborative Challenges in IT Security Preparedness Exercises. ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection : 30th IFIP TC 11 International Conference, SEC 2015, Hamburg, Germany, May 26-28, 2015, Proceedings.
  • Tøndel, Inger Anne; Line, Maria Bartnes; Johansen, Gorm Idar. (2015) Assessing Information Security Risks of AMI: What Makes it so Difficult?. 1st International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP 2015), ESEO, Angers, Loire Valley - France, 9-11 February 2015.
  • Hove, Cathrine; Tårnes, Marte; Line, Maria Bartnes; Bernsmed, Karin. (2014) Information security incident management: Identified practice in large organizations. 8th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management and IT Forensics (IMF 2014), May 12-14, 2014, Münster, Germany.
  • Line, Maria Bartnes; Tøndel, Inger Anne; Jaatun, Martin Gilje. (2014) Information security incident management: Planning for failure. 8th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management and IT Forensics (IMF 2014), May 12-14, 2014, Münster, Germany.
  • Line, Maria Bartnes; Zand, Ali; Stringhini, Gianluca; Kemmerer, Richard A.. (2014) Targeted Attacks against Industrial Control Systems: Is the Power Industry Prepared?. CCS'14 2014 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Scottsdale, AZ, USA — November 03 - 07, 2014 : SEGS '14 Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Smart Energy Grid Security.
  • Tøndel, Inger Anne; Line, Maria Bartnes; Johansen, Gorm Idar; Jaatun, Martin Gilje. (2014) Risikoanalyse av AMS knyttet til informasjonssikkerhet og personvern. NEF Teknisk møte 2014 Strømmen skal fram.
  • Line, Maria Bartnes. (2013) A Case Study: Preparing for the Smart Grids - Identifying Current Practice for Information Security Incident Management in the Power Industry. IMF 2013 - 7th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management and IT Forensics, Nürnberg, Germany, 12-14 March, 2013.