A new interdisciplinary center has been set up at IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), forging a basis for IT security in both private and public sectors in Denmark, to help counter current and future cyber threats.
Associate Professor Carsten Schürmann, who is head of the newly established Center for Information Security and Trust (CIST) at ITU, shared his thoughts on the importance of IT security in a recent press release.
"If we want to reap the benefits of digitalisation in the next decade, IT security research should be nurtured now. A future, effective cyber defence is contingent on, among other things, that a high academic level is realised [here] in Denmark.
Schürmann goes on to explain that with a highly digitalised society like Denmark, research into IT-security is essential.
The new center
The new Center for Information Security and Trust is meant to function as a national central focal point, for both education and research on IT-security.
The center will collaborate with both the public and private sector, as well as with other Danish and international research institutions.
Two new upcoming projects
During the first half of 2019, ITU's center will launch two projects to assist Danish businesses in upgrading their IT security standards;
CSSME courses, Cybersecurity courses for small and medium-sized companies and CIDI, Cybersecurity IoT in Danish Industry.
Both projects are financially backed by The Danish Industry Foundation, Industriens Fond.
“The two new projects illustrate one of the center's additional characteristics, namely that we will work 'outwardly' to ensure that society benefits from our research,” says Schürmann.
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