Securing critical infrastructures: A retrospective analysis

12.06.2016, 11:00 – 12:30

2016/07/11 11:00-12:30

Speaker: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani| Location: Mornewegstraße 32 (S4|14), Room 5.3.01, Darmstadt

Organizer: Jörg Daubert


Exactly 15 years ago the first European research project on securing critical infrastructures was approved. Project Safeguard went on until 2004. Despite considerable security research and some investments in practical tools since then, the state of society’s critical infrastructures is no safer or more secure than they were 15 years ago. In this talk I present an analysis of the gap between research and practice, mention some potential game changers, and propose some ideas on how future may be shaped. Some of these ideas are pursued in RICS: Centre on Resilient Information and Control Systems which is a five-year project financed by the Swedish civil contingencies agency in Sweden (MSB).

Short Bio

Prof. Simin Nadjm-Tehrani acted as a full professor at University of Luxembourg 2006-2008, returning to resume her position at Linköping from September 2008. From January 2000 she has been the Director of Real-time Systems Laboratory (RTSLAB) at Linköping university. Prof. Simin Nadjm-Tehrani obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Linköping University in 1994.