3 Dec 2018: The complement to the 2015 law on security for government agencies has now been released as SoU-2018-82 to cover external data management e.g. cloud services.
16 Nov 2018: The international CRITIS 2019 conference on security for Critical Information Infrastructures will take place in Sweden next year.
5 Nov 2018: RICS will present its current work for the FIDI-SC group at MSB on 22nd November.
9 Oct 2018: The RICS Autumn seminar will be by Kevin Jones (Airbus Group) and will take place on 23rd October. Since this coincides with the CS3Sthlm event and expo we have invited Kevin to speak at this event instead. Registration is needed but attendance is free. Please contact RICS for a link to come in as a RICS affiliate.
10 Sep 2018: Norway announces a national cyber range for testing and training cyber security in collaboration with NTNU at Gjövik.
20 Aug 2018: Stakeholders and members of the reference group for RICS will attend the next seminar on RICS results organised at MSB, Friday 24 August 2018.
30 May 2018: The next RICS seminar will be on 19th June. Dr. Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis from Technical University of Darmstadt will talk about the next generation collaborative network defence. See the events page for details.
13 Mar 2018: A seminar at Chalmers tomorrow is open to all interested. See details on the events page.
9 Feb 2018: Cryptocurrency mining malware has now been found in a water utility network in Europe.
30 Jan 2018: Intel keeps adding information on how to manage the update process for all the chipsets with the embedded Minix operating system in its firmware for which vulnerabilities were disclosed in 2017.
21 Dec 2017: Automatic circuit closers are being probed as possible causes of California forest fires in the past months.
15 Dec 2017: The security Company Fireeye has disclosed a new ICS attack framework dubbed Triton.
21 Nov 2017: Recent results from RICS were presented and discussed at a meeting with the RICS reference group members and stakeholders.
23-27 Oct 2017: How to deal with the EU NIS directive was on the agenda for the CS3STHLM event held in Stockholm, where Paraskevi Kasse from ENISA discussed the available ENISA guidelines for SCADA systems.
24 Oct 2017: Mathias Ekstedt will present results on vulnerability assessment of smart grid ICT infrastructure from RICS and the EU FP7 project SEGRID at the Elvira project workshop.
4-6 Oct 2017: RICS hosts several events on security and privacy of IoT and cyberphysical systems. For details contact Magnus Almgren.
27-29 Sept 2017: RICS presents work and participates in the 4th Cyber Security for Utilities and SCADA Systems event in Amsterdam.
13 Sept 2017: The “NIS toolkit” provides practical information to Member States by presenting best practices from the Member States and by providing explanation and interpretation of specific provisions of the NIS Directive.
22 August 2017: The RICS tutorial and seminar on machine learning will take place this week. See details on the events page.
10 August 2017: The EU project SEGRID (Security for Smart Electricity Grids) will hold its final summit presenting results and demos on October 2nd 2017, preceding the European Utility week in Amsterdam. Registration is free of charge.
29 June 2017: Swedish national IT security strategy was announced by the government, among others requiring the government agencies with special monitoring duties to evaluate their own preparedness.
5 May 2017: The ongoing research at RICS will be presented at the national event Elkraft 2017 on 12-13 May.
26 April 2017: RICS will take part and present in the European event on Cyber security for SCADA in September.
23 April 2017: The next RICS seminar will be on deep learning for detecting electricity thefts on 24 August.
9 March 2017: RICS research will be presented at CPSR-SG in April!
22 February 2017: The joint RICS-CERCES workshop program is available!20 February 2017: The Swedish energy policy commission (energimyndigheten) has released its 2017 report for 2025-30 energy policy agreement.
17 January 2017: RICS participates in the seminar “Forskning om samhällets digitalisering: medborgarskap, arbetsliv och innovation” at Göteborgs universitet, and highlights the potential risks of digital infrastructure.
8 January 2017:The water supply in Eslöv municipality was disrupted due to a electricity outage which led to flooding of the pump stations that supply this municipality 6th January.
6 December 2016: RICS will hold a stakeholder workshop in Stockholm on 22 feb 2017 together with the CERCES project.
28 November 2016: The Muni Metro system in San Francisco was affected by a major ransomware attack.
3 November 2016: ENISA’s annual incident reports 2015 is now available.
2 November 2016: Next RICS seminar will be by Gunnar Björmkan (ABB) at Linköping University.
27 October 2016: Updated 4SICS agenda with presentation by Simin Nadjm-Tehrani on anomaly detection.
29 September 2016: RICS research was presented at the 3rd SCADA and Cyber Security Meeting in Berlin.
29 September 2016: Research from RICS was presented at the 3rd SCADA and Cyber Security meeting in Berlin.
2 September 2016: RICS partners from KTH will disseminate in an open workshop organised by the European project SEGRID in the European Utility Week event, Barcelona, 15-17 November.
30 August 2016: RICS partners from Linköping University will participate in the 4SICS event this Autumn (25-27 October). Checkout the program!
6th July 2016: EU Directive 2016/1148, known as the Network and Information Security Directive was approved by the European Parliament. It is the first ever set of common EU rules in the field of cybersecurity. The most important aspect of the Directive is the introduction of new notification obligations. Both operators of essential services and digital service providers, will be obliged to report serious security incidents to national authorities.
30 May 2016: RICS will be presenting at the national Hydro Power Days, 22 September 2016.
17 May 2016: The program for the Swedish security research network seminar (SWITS) to be held in Linköping 9-10 June, 2016 is now available.
11 March 2015: European-wide online security measures are in the pipeline as described by the EU press release, with specific mention of energy, water, and Health sectors.
3 Mar 2016: The next RICS seminar will be by Yulia Cherdantseva from Cardiff University. The talk covers a recent Review of risk assessment methods that is currently the most downloaded paper in the Computers & Security category in ScienceDirect.
18 Feb 2016: RICS will host the next seminar of EBITS (The Swedish Energy working Group on Information Security) on 12-13th April at Linköping.
15 Feb 2016: The next annual meeting of SWITS, the network for all PhD students and advisors in the area of IT security in Sweden, will be held in Linköping on 9-10 June 2016. The program will appear here as soon as abstracts are selected.
11 January 2016: During 23rd December 2015 a major blackout was observed on Ukrainian electricity distribution networks. A preliminary analysis made by the SANS institute is indicating a targeted attack.
21 December 2015: The new year will bring new requirements on reporting IT incidents by Swedish government agencies. See documents making the background analysis in preparation of the new laws (Swedish SOU_2015_23 and SOU_2015_25).
17 December 2015: Maria Vasilevskaya from Linköping University has defended her thesis successfully.
2 Dec 2015: An international pledge at the G20 summit meeting against cyber attacks for economic espionage for the first time.
16 Nov 2015: Data sharing and data-driven security research is high on agenda in Cambridge computer Lab project.
9 Nov 2015: The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to lead a new five-year, $28.1 million initiative (CREDC) that will develop cyber resilient energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil & gas industries.
30 Oct 2015: PhD thesis by Maria Vasilevskaya on security in embedded systems will be defended at Linköping University on 17th December 2015, at 13.15.
26 Oct 2015: In August 2015 the German Federal Networks Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued requirements for electricity and gas operators to enforce minimum levels of security. More info.
19 Oct 2015: RICS will be presented at TAMSEC 2015 (within MSB:s annual fair on “Samsällssäkehet”) in November.
29 Sept 2015: The USA Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate announced the award of eight contracts totaling $14 million for research on technologies to defend against Distributed Denial of Service Defenses (DDoS) attacks.
23 Sept 2015: RICS will be presented at the 4Sics event.
14 Sept 2015: NSF invests $20 million to enhance resilience of critical infrastructure.
7 Sept 2015: The centre was launched 1 September 2015.