SimulaMet and NTNU host a PreParanoia Cyber Symposium

As part of the Paranoia 2019 Conference, Simula Metropolitan and NTNU Center for Cyber and Information Security came together to host a Cyber Symposium.

The first section of the symposium focused on mobile security and the 5G network. Former Ph.D. student at Simula now senior research scientist at Telenor, Pål Grønsund discussed security in 5G, network slices, and services. 

Eivind Mikkelsen, CTO of Huawei Technologies followed, discussing how 5G security is an industrial challenge, while Kenneth Nomeland from the Norwegian Defence Material Agency explained the significance of mobile networks in peace, crises, and wartime. 

After lunch, the focus moved on to cybersecurity, where Bjørn Vidar Kråkvik from the Norwegian Cyber Force discussed the role of academia in cybersecurity. 

The audience was also treated to talks from academia - Professor Simon Foley from NTNU talked about cybersecurity today, while postdoctoral fellow Clementine Gritti, also from NTNU, discussed cryptography in an electronic voting system using.

The symposium was as one of four PreParanoia sessions held at Oslo Spektrum on May 21st. Paranoia is the Nordics leading Cyber Security Conference and gathers international experts for discussions on cyber threats, future scenarios and how to prepare for such challenges. The conference was opened later day by the Prime Minister, Erna Solberg. 

Director of Simula Metropolitan, Professor Olav Lysne also participated in the conference talking about Huawei and Snowden – a topic he has covered in his book “The Huawei and Snowden Questions”.