IT-attack against nuclear power plant-simulated exercise performed at FOI in Linköping

Illegal IT intrusions have in recent years become an increasingly common problem for Swedish companies, authorities and organizations. The IT systems must be resilient and the rising costs for this line of defense can no longer be ignored. Recently, FOI-the Swedish Defense Research Agency, organized a simulated exercise around a scenario where a Swedish nuclear power plant was under a hacker attack.

According to David Lindahl at FOI, who is an expert on cyber attacks, many Swedish organizations do not surveil their own networks, and hackers have been known to be in systems for months before detection. There is a need to improve the design of the IT systems so that security is taken into account already in the early stages during systems development.

More information to news article (in Swedish).


New life-saving sensor technology


Researchers at FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency, active in Security Link, participates in the EU-funded research project INACHUS. INACHUS is a four-year project that aims to find technological and methodological solutions for Urban Search and Rescue. Follow this link  for more information (in Swedish).



Microwave Road Scholarship for best master’s thesis 2016

Gergely Hrubó was awarded with the Microwave Road Scholarship for best master’s thesis 2016 in the area of antenna and microwave engineering. The title of his thesis is “Full 3D modeling of waveguide-embedded frequency multiplier arrays” and the thesis work was supervised by Jan Stake at Chalmers University of Technology. The winners got their scholarships at a ceremony on 24 April, handed over to them by Dag Jungenfelt, chairman of Microwave Road. Microwave Road is a national cluster focusing on international microwave technology and market development uniting industry, universities, research institutes and regional and national public authorities.


The National Symposium on Technology and Methodology for Security and Crisis Management, TAMSEC 2017, will be arranged in conjunction with “Mötesplats Samhällssäkerhet”, November 28-29, 2017 at Kistamässan, Kista, Sweden.

The web registration for Mötesplats Samhällssäkerhet and TAMSEC is accessible here.

Graduate school students of Forum Securitatis will be given the opportunity to participate free of charge on behalf of Security Link.
For more information about research topics, application areas and how to participate, follow this link.

Abstract submission will open in August.