- Norwegian University of Science and Technology. NISlab is the information security group at NTNU in Gjøvik. The group conducts research in several areas of information and cyber security, among them authentication, biometrics, computational forensics, cryptology, accountability, information security engineering, modelling, risk analysis, security metrics, serious games on information security, network security, operation of IT systems, pattern recognition, data protection and privacy, security management, side-channel attacks, signal processing, software security, malware analysis, wireless communication security. Applications exists within user authentication, access control, digital forensics, accountability in operating systems, protection against malware, intrusion detection systems, mobile devices, self-service cloud computing, secure operation, protection of critical infrastructure, innovation in information security, spin-offs, privacy in health services, awareness and management. The group has a broad approach to information and cyber security. However, through focus laboratories there is a particular focus on biometrics, forensics and information security management. NTNU in Gjøvik hosts the national COINS Research School of Computer and Information Security.
At NTNU in Trondheim several research groups cover various disciplines and technology areas. Main interests in information security are public key cryptosystems, cryptographic proof techniques, anonymous communication, cryptoprotocols involving humans, cryptology and communication security, access control, system aspects, digital forensics, techniques for requirements analysis, software security, e-voting, e-id. Main interests in robustness, reliability and fault tolerance are reliability and survivability analysis, system measurements, modelling, analysis and simulations, network survivability, reliability in ICT delivery, economic and societal risk in ICT systems, software reliability, fault tolerance in communication and control systems, reliability in industrial processes and marine operations. Main interests in safety are safety evaluation, safe embedded systems, safe software, development of safe systems, safety in industrial processes and marine operations.
- University of Agder. The department of ICT has a Systems and Security group with its main interests in information security and privacy for mobile and wireless systems, sensor networks, access control, IDS, security and privacy in cloud computing, security modelling and simulation, security management. Applications exists in social media, e-health and critical infrastructures.
- University of Bergen. Selmersenteret has a cooperation with Simula Research Laboratory, resulting in a research group called Simula@UiB. It focuses on how to build secure and robust digital infrastructures for public and private services, including payment services and services of public administration. Simula@UiB works also to maintain and further develop Selmersenteret’s competence in cryptology.
- University of Oslo. Most relevant research groups at the department of informatics are ND (Nettworks and Distributed Systems) and PMA (Precise Modelling and Analysis). They focus on robustness of networks and distributed systems, respectively. There is a varied teaching programme in IT security and there are plans to extend teaching. It is desired to build up a dedicated research group at the department of informatics around security and reliability.
- University of Stavanger. Information security is part of the activity at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Research interests range from accountability and digital forensics by help of large scale security analysis and simulation, data storage security, communication security to data protection and privacy. Applications exist e.g. in health data handling, accountability in business systems, digital forensics, distributed data storage, remote control systems for smart homes, smart grid, integrated operations in oil and gas, and security systems in cloud computing.
- University of Tromsø organises its information security research in the research group in pure mathematics, specialising on elliptic curve cryptology and coding theory.
The formal base for the cooperation is laid out in the consortium agreement.