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


SMESEC project Open Call for SMEs and SME associations
SMESEC has released an open call for SMEs and SME associations in order to validate SMESEC framework and at the same time improve their systems’ security.
SMESEC is inviting SMEs to participate in the validation of the SMESEC framework. By participating you not only have influence on the evaluation of the SMESEC framework, but also improve your own company security and get up to €20.000 of funds!

Future Events

Conference on Autonomous Security Systems
02/05/2019 to 03/05/2019

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Autonomous Security Systems

An international conference to be held at the University of Zurich in Switzerland on May 2nd-3rd, 2019, aims to explore the ethical and legal aspects of autonomous systems in the security sector. Among others, autonomous systems in cybersecurity are discussed in the conference, that is co-supported by CANVAS.

Keynote speakers

Philip G. Alston, New York University and UN Special Rapporteur
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Hermeneut project at Cybertech Tel Aviv 2019

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