KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Increased digitization makes us increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, where computers are compromised by malicious actors in order to cause damage and disruption. The higher the degree of digitization, the more devastating the potential attacks.
In order to mitigate cyber threats, vulnerabilities first need to be identified. This is generally very difficult, because it requires (i) a detailed understanding of the system architecture, and (ii) significant security expertise. The task can be significantly facilitated by dedicated engineering tool support in the form of threat modeling and attack simulation. Threat modeling supports requirement no 1 by documenting the design of the system architecture. Attack simulation supports requirement no 2 by automating the identification of vulnerabilities.
The main goal with this work is to develop threat modeling and attack simulation approaches. Programming skills are required, and skills or interest in ethical hacking is encouraged.
The Division of Network and Systems Engineering (Department of Computer Science) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology does research and education in cyber security, threat modeling, attack simulations, ethical hacking, and management of large scale complex IT environments. The division currently has ten faculty members, five post docs, and about 20 doctoral students.
We are offering a one year post doctoral position with the possibility of extension one more year at the Division of Network and Systems Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
A doctoral degree (or close to completion) in cyber security, IT security, information security, software engineering, computer science, or related field is required. The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years from the application deadline (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave) Ideal candidates must have a strong background in Threat Modeling, Attack Simulations, Ethical Hacking, and Security. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers.
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