Background and activities

Karin Bernsmed is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of information Security and Communication Technology since 2012. She also holds a permanent full-time position as a Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF Digital. She has a Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on the topic security and dependability modelling and evaluation.

Karin has a long experience in cyber security threat and risk assessment, requirements engineering and design of secure and robust ICT systems in a number of different domains, including aviation, maritime and the energy sector. She is a certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer.


TTM4185 - Security and robustness in ICT systems (since 2016)

TTM4120 - Dependable systems (2013)

Supervision of Master students

Jens Dovland, "Cyber influence operations in the Norwegian public debate", 2021.

Aleksander Walde og Einar Gaustad Hanus, "The feasibility of AIS- and GNSS-based attacks within the maritime industry", 2020.

Gaute Kleiven, "A holistic approach to e-mail security", 2019.

Nora Futsæter, "Best practices and motivational factors for security in startups", 2019.

Anders Nese, "Improving Security Posture by Learning from Intrusions", 2018.

Henrik Willett. "Security evaluation of communication interfaces on smart meters", 2018.

Isa Agnete Halmøy Fredriksen. "Cyber Security in Smart Meters: Vulnerability Investigation in the Home Area Network Port", 2018.

Adrian Alexander Eriksen, "The Risks of Marine Cloud Computing", 2017.

Roy Skoglund, "Perceived Information Security in the Maritime Sector", 2017.

Kine Johnsrud, "The Challenges of Performing IT Security Preparedness Exercises in Organizations", 2016.

Maria Sørlie, "Identifying and evaluating security risk in software based telco", 2015.

Ingrid Graffer, "IT-sikkerhetsberedskapsøvelser i smartgrids", 2015.

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