Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Research group

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience



    CISaR’s mission is to support the private and public sector in their preparedness for and response to security incidents that involve the critical infrastructures of Norway, at the regional and national level, by means of knowledge and capacity building through research, education, and training. Critical infrastructure is an asset or system which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions (Banking and Finance; Food Supply; Health Services, Social Services and Social Security Benefit; Police; Emergency and Rescue Services; Crisis Management; Parliament and Government; The Judiciary; Defense; Environmental Surveillance; Waste Treatment). In Norway, Communication networks; electric power; water and wastewater; transportation; oil and gas infrastructure; and satellite communications are defined as critical infrastructure. The security and resilience of national infrastructure has become a part of national security and critical information infrastructure security and resilience has emerged as a field of great interest for research in cyber security.

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Our research activity is organised around the following research projects.


       Current Projects


       Completed Projects

For more information about the research projects contact Prof. Sokratis Katsikas (

Research and business partners associated with our research group.

Research partners

Within these projects and other educational and research activities the CISaR group maintains strategic partnerships with more than 200 organizations, both nationally and internationally, from academia, government, and industry.


We aim to disseminate our research results to the scientific community through scientific publications. We publish at the highest international level.

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The CISaR group works towards the establishment and continuous development of a Cyber-physical systems security Lab in collaboration with the Norwegian Cyber Range, MANULAB, the National Smart Grid Laboratory, and other key stakeholders.


We supervise BSc and MSc thesis topics in the following areas:

  • Cyber physical systems security
  • Critical Infrastructure security
  • Network security
  • Autonomous systems security
  • Security Awareness

Our master students have a skill set that results in them having little difficulty in getting employed in Gjøvik, the rest of Norway, or abroad.

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