Vivek Agrawal successfully completed his PhD trial lecture and thesis defense at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on Friday, the 4th of October 2018 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
The title of his thesis is “Information Security Risk Management Practices – Community-Based Knowledge Sharing” and the given topic for his trial lecture was “Technological Obsolescence Implications for Information Security”.
“The trial lecture described the concepts of technology, information security, and technological obsolescence, and presented both the challenges and the possible utility of technological obsolescence and its impacts on information security. Both historic and practical perspectives are taken into consideration when analyzing the cause and impact from technological obsolescence on information security. International standards on managing technology obsolescence were also reviewed. The trial lecture received positive feedback from the PhD assessment committee on its well-organized structure and excellent presentation manner.”
The following committee has been appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense:
- First external opponent: Professor Louise Yngström, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University and KTH – Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Sweden.
- Second external opponent: Professor Alexandre Ardichvili, University of Minnesota, USA.
- Internal member and committee administrator: Associate Professor Bian Yang, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU.
Vivek Agrawal carried out his PhD work at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik. His main supervisor was Professor Einar Snekkenes, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik and co-supervisors was Professor Stewart Kowalski, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU in Gjøvik.