The "Data Economy" is booming, creating new jobs and influencing our lives profoundly. Business opportunities are great but the wide acceptance of new digital technologies and services requires both simplicity and trustworthiness.
There has been increased awareness about security and privacy breaches and extensive efforts in academia and industry to address these challenges. In fact, cyber-security and privacy have been considered for some time now as 'hot' topics - attracting lots of interest, lots of investment and specialized courses and degrees.
The EIT Digital action line Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), is a co-organizer and co-sponsor of CySeP 2015. With its innovation-, education- and business activities, the PST aim is to create a safer environment in cyberspace that can sustain further growth of the Data Economy. In addition to the traditional reactive approach to counteract cyberattacks, the PST fosters a proactive approach deploying trustworthy and transparent innovative technologies bridging the gaps between available techniques and practice and promotes the security-by-design and privacy-by-design paradigms.
What is CySeP about?
How well do we do in addressing real-world security and privacy (S&P) problems and how could we best address them? Given the extensive S&P research and teaching endeavours, do we deploy our best S&P solutions in systems we roll out and rely upon? What are the obstacles? How to further improve education and professional training in this area? Do we reach out to non-experts to make their lives easier when it comes to adopting S&P measures? How to stimulate and integrate customer experiences?
These are questions that motivate this Cyber Security and Privacy (CySeP) Winter School - three and a half days of seminars, tutorials, discussions, and posters/demos sessions, including presentations of the PST action line innovation activities.
Why attend CySeP?
We will reflect and elaborate on how to best go from research and teaching to solving real-world problems. Prominent experts from academia and industry will address a set of diverse topics, present their own rich experiences, offer their wisdom, and provide focused state-of-the-art knowledge on key S&P technologies. The poster/demo session will showcase latest achievements and proposals for addressing important S&P challenges. Discussions will allow you to debate and present your own ideas and experiences.
Each attendee will receive an attendance certificate, attesting to the fact that she/he actively participated. Each student attendee (undergraduate or graduate) can receive 3.5 credits.
In addition, a welcome reception and dinner for everyone!
Who should attend CySeP?
Anyone with (i) an interest or need to learn more about solving real-world security and privacy problems and (ii) at least a basic understanding of S&P concepts and mechanisms. CySeP can be rewarding for a whole range of attendees: from those with basic knowledge to those actively working on or researching S&P.
For example, if you are: (i) a student with already some good related coursework or a MSc thesis, (ii) a PhD student with relevant interests, (iii) an engineer or practitioner that works on securing your company's information systems, (iv) an engineer that designs and develops S&P solutions, (v) a teacher of S&P courses, or (vi) a researcher concerned with S&P, then CySeP is certainly for you.
Read more on the KTH website.