CERCES - Center for Resilient Critical Infrastructures

01/01/2018 to 31/12/2023

CERCES responds to the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency’s (MSBs) intention to finance a program of research on information security in the industrial information and control systems area. The center's research is organized into four main activities that focus on security in embedded systems, wireless communication, communication and computing infrastructures, and control of cyber-physical systems.

By cooperating with the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), the center will be firmly entrenched in today's industrial control systems, but the activities are forward-looking and intend to identify emerging threats, such as the wireless infrastructure in the control system. The center is not limited to a particular critical infrastructure, but intends to develop tools that can be applied widely in the control systems in e.g. smart grids, water distribution networks, and traffic systems.

Expected results include methods for safety verification of embedded processes in control and measuring equipment, safety solutions for wireless communication in industrial systems, new security solutions for SCADA systems, and methods for designing resilient automatic control system with the ability to identify and mitigate the effects of cyber-attacks and unexpected failures.

Monday, 3 September, 2018


Outcomes and key themes from ICT 2018 Session on Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society

On 5 December 2018, the Digital Single Market of the European Commission sponsored a session on the topic of “Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society”. The highly-popular session (over 90 attendees) took place on 5 December 2018 within the flagship ICT2018 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, EC – DG CNECT, kicked off the session with an overview of some of the most pressing issues of the day in cybersecurity: