PhD (Doctoral education)

Information Security

– Research

Academic staff are conducting and supervising research including in the following areas:

  • Biometrics, Identification, and Authentication
  • Control and Embedded Systems Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection Models
  • Cryptology
  • Cyber Crime Investigation, Digital and Computational Forensics
  • Human and Organisational Aspects of Information Security
  • Information Security Management and Governance
  • Information Theoretic Security and Covert Channels
  • Intrusion Detection, Prevention, and Incident Management
  • Network, Distributed Systems, and Communication Security
  • Operating Systems, Applications, and Software Security
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Security Engineering, Testing, and Standardisation

The majority of research will be conducted within the context of the Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISlab) and CCIS, but the programme is also embedded not only in research conducted by academic staff in the Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology, but also part of a broader environment with taught offerings in information security at the B.Sc. and M.Sc. level.

The national research school COINS (Research School of Computer and Information Security) is hosted by NTNU Gjøvik and offers courses/seminars that are part of Ph.D. training, supports network establishment with business and academia in Norway, and increases student mobility in the Nordic countries and in Europe. Other participants in COINS are NTNU, UiA, UiB, UiO, UiS, and UiT.