Category Archives: Past events

COINS Ph.D. student seminar 2016 (Bergen)

This year’s COINS Ph.D. student seminar will be held in Bergen, followed by NISK, the Norwegian Information Security Conference. Agenda Sunday 27/11-2016, UiB Høyteknologisenteret, Thormøhlensgate 55 – be there on time, because the building is locked on Sunday How to … Continue reading

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COINS@SWITS Linköping 2016

SWITS is in several aspects like COINS, or, more precisely, COINS continues to learn a lot from SWITS – the Swedish IT Security Network for Ph.D. Students. We visited the annual SWITS seminar, this time in Linköping. Bo Sun participated … Continue reading

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COINS Ph.D. student seminar 2015 (Stockholm)

This year’s COINS Ph.D. student seminar will be held in Stockholm, followed by NordSec and the CySeP winter school. Agenda Sunday 18/10-2015, KTH main campus Valhallavägen, building Osquars Backe 2, 5th floor, room 1537 – be there on time as … Continue reading

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First COINS summer school completed in Metochi 2015

The first COINS summer school on cloud security is over. It was held successfully at the Metochi Study Centre on the Greek island of Lesvos, operated by University of Agder, one of the consortium members of COINS. The topic of … Continue reading

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COINS@SWITS Västerås 2015

Like in the past two years, we attended the SWITS seminar with a COINS delegation this year. SWITS is the Swedish IT Security Network for Ph.D. Students, in many ways a network of Ph.D. students and faculty like COINS. Samson … Continue reading

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Security Divas 2015

NorSIS organised «Security Divas» for the fifth time in Gjøvik, 15th and 16th January 2015. There were approximately 110 female participants from across the country this year. One of the speakers was Sofie Nystrøm, member of the COINS academic advisory … Continue reading

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COINS team participates in hack.lu 2014 CTF competition

More COINS students than ever got together to participate in the hack.lu Capture the Flag (CTF) competition from 21st to 23rd October 2014. In an effort to practice their skills in applied IT security, seven COINS students formed a team and … Continue reading

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National seminar on research schools 20/21 October 2014

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) invited delegates from all 21 existing research schools funded under various of RCN’s schemes to the annual seminar. COINS participated with steering committee members Stig Frode Mjølsnes (NTNU), Vladimir Oleshchuk (UiA) and Pankaj Pandey … Continue reading

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2014 COINS Ph.D. student seminar in Tromsø: 13-15 October

Agenda (Note that order of presentations might change) Monday, 13th of October 2014 (location: UiT, Nedre lysthus, Auditorium) 1200-1300 Lunch [served at cafeteria Teorifagsbygget] 1300-1315 Welcome to COINS Ph.D. Student Seminar 2014 [Ragnar Soleng] 1315-1400 Session 1: Speed dating [chair: … Continue reading

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COINS@SWITS Uppsala 2014

We attended the SWITS seminar with a COINS delegation also this year. SWITS is the Swedish Network of IT Security Students, in many ways a network of Ph.D. students and faculty like COINS. Berglind Smaradottir, Vivek Agrawal, and Yi-Ching Liao … Continue reading

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Security Divas 2014

“The competence of these IT students is very important”, said senior consultant Tone Hoddø Bakås of the Norwegian Centre for Information Security (NorSIS) at the information security conference Security Divas. Security Divas is an information security conference with and for … Continue reading

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COINS Ph.D. student seminar 2013 (Stavanger)

COINS invited 35 active Ph.D. students in information security in Norway to a seminar, and 14 attended (40%). The seminar was co-located as a satellite event with NISK, the annual Norwegian information security conference under the auspices of the FRISC … Continue reading

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National seminar on research schools 24/25 October 2013

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) invited delegates from all 18 existing research schools funded under various of RCN’s schemes to the annual seminar. COINS participated with steering committee members Hanno Langweg (HiG), Audun Jøsang (UiO) and Ragnar Soleng (UiT). … Continue reading

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COINS participates in hack.lu CTF 2013, comes in 176th of 708

For 48 hours this week, several COINS students formed a team to compete with 707 teams from all over the world in a contest in applied information security (hack.lu CTF). The goal of this “Capture the flag” competition in information … Continue reading

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COINS@MyPhD Hamburg 2013

We attended MyPhD in September to explore their concept of Ph.D. student workshops and to learn from their experience. MyPhD is an informal network of professors and Ph.D. students in applied IT security in Germany. There is no legal entity … Continue reading

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Break codes and hack systems in Norway’s largest CTF team in October

You are invited to participate in a COINS team in the hack.lu CTF Capture-the-flag competition, starting 11:00 on Tuesday 22 October and lasting 48 hours. The competition is “challenge-based”, i.e. there will be ca. 20-30 challenges of various difficulty. The … Continue reading

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COINS@SWITS Malmö 2013

We travelled to Malmö early this month to find out how SWITS operates their annual seminar. SWITS is the Swedish IT Security Network for Ph.D. Students, similar to the COINS research school of computer and information security we are setting up … Continue reading

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