Science AreasSecurity, Trust, Privacy, and Integrity

Security, Trust, Privacy, and Integrity

Secure Systems

Contact: chrisg [at] sics.se (Christian Gehrmann)

Convenience, cost reductions, and ubiquitous connectivity provided by new networks and services come with new problems. Reliable information and communication services require reliable software and hardware. At the same time, new methods for infecting systems with various types of malware are growing in sophistication and require minimal barriers to entry for attackers. We can say that we pay a price for technological innovation by creating new security concerns as new attacks surfaces are introduced. The threats increase as the systems become more distributed and as devices and networks with varying levels of security protections frequently participate in the same processes. Widespread usage of common software and hardware platforms considerably simplifies the spread of malware. Frequent updates and change of software and system states can also be exploited. Hence, there is an urgent need to address these security concerns and we see increased global secure computing research efforts.

SICS addresses many of these security issues through building up a new research group, the secure systems group, primarily working with platform and network security issues.



Markus Ahlström
Security researcher/SW developer
+46 76 92 68 366
markus.ahlstrom [at] ri.se

Tobias Andersson
Researcher/SW developer at Security Labs

tobias.andersson [at] sics.se

Rolf Blom
PhD, Senior Researcher

rolf.blom [at] ri.se

Thomas Carnehult
Deputy Lab Manager
+46 70 622 24 09
thomas.carnehult [at] ri.se

Jacob Dexe

dexe [at] sics.se

Ulrik Franke
PhD, Senior researcher

ulrik.franke [at] ri.se

Rosario Giustolisi
Post-doctoral researcher

rosario.giustolisi [at] sics.se

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

Rikard Höglund

rikard.hoglund [at] ri.se

Jawad Mustafa
+46 73 920 24 26
jawad.mustafa [at] ri.se

Nicolae Paladi
Researcher, PhD candidate

nicolae [at] sics.se

Shahid Raza
PhD, Director Security Lab, Expert Researcher

shahid [at] sics.se

Erik Rissanen
Chief Technical Officer at Blockchain Innovation Centre

mirty [at] sics.se

Babak Sadighi
Director of Blockchain Innovation Centre
+46 70 229 701
babak.sadighi [at] ri.se

Oliver Schwarz
PhD student

oliver [at] sics.se

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

Marco Tiloca
Ph.D., Senior Researcher

marco [at] sics.se

Arash Vahidi
PhD, Senior Researcher

arash [at] sics.se


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Security in the Internet of Things

Security in the Internet of Things

The SEC lab works with security in the Internet of Things (IoT) with the goal of providing security services as enablers for other applications for IoT. This work is conducted in close cooperation with Ericsson Security Research.

We are contributing to ongoing standardization efforts at the Internet Engineering Task force (IETF), specifically in the working groups ACE, COSE and CoRE.

In ACE we are editors of  RFC 7744 that describes uses cases for authentication and authorization for constrained environments. Furthermore we have submitted drafts on access control and on object security.

This research area includes the following projects: