I am a cybersecurity researcher with specialization in IoT Security and the Director
of Cybersecurity Unit at
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Stockholm, where I have been working since 2008.
RISE Cybersecurity Unit is one of the largest technical cybersecurity groups in Sweden
cutting-edge research on basic as well as applied cybersecurity topics. RISE is a Swedish
state-own research institute with 3300+ employees.
I am also a Full Professor of cybersecurity in Mälardalen University. I am engaged in research, supervision of PhDs and Postdocs, and teaching. I have currently three PhD students and one Postdoc, as the main Supervisor. I hold a Docentship (Uppsala University), a PhD, a Licentiate, and a Master degree, all in cybersecurity. I also have a 4-year Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science.
I lead and participate in large-scale EU and Swedish research projects and coordination inititatives. Some examples are Cybercampus Sweden (Co-founder and Research Director), H2020 CONCORDIA (participant and member of management board), Swedish Cybersecurity Research and Innovation Node - Cyber Node (founder and project leader), H2020 Arcadian-IoT (technical project leader), and Horizon Europe CUSTODES (coordinator). I am the founder and project leader of the RISE Cyber Range, the largest cybersecurity test and demo facility in Sweden.
I am also an IEEE Senior Member and a member of numerous EU and Swedish cybersecurity groups and associations such as EU Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG); European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), the largest cybersecurity public-private partnership in EU; and EARTO Security & Defence Research working group. I also review Swedish and International research funding proposals and scientific journal articles, act as a TPC member in conferences, and examine PhD thesis.
PKI & network security for IoT
Our research brings Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to IoT, which includes lightweight digital certificates and their enrollment, renewal, and revocation. We have also developed lightweight network security protocols and intrusion detection for IoT.
IoT assurance & re-certification
With billions of IoT devices having heterogeneous capabilities, it is important to protect consumers by setting cybersecurity standards for IoT. Our research sets requirements and develops continuous cyber certification solutions for IoT.
AI/machine learning & IoT security
Our research on Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) and Cybersecurity covers both AI for better cybersecurity and security of AI/ML techniques. We focus on efficient and secure federated learning and its usage for better IoT security.
Hardware & data security for IoT
Working on security for low-power RISC-V devices; isolation of critical operations using TEE, sandboxing TEE operations, and strengtheing TEE security; and IoT data privacy in public clouds using homomorphic encryption and confidential computing.
I have a vast experience in EU funding schemes as a coordinator, technical coordinator, and/or a leader of a work package and tasks. If you need a technical cybersecurity partner from Sweden with expertise in IoT, cloud, AI, 5G, automotive, and software security, and you are interested in the Horizon Europe, DIGITAL Europe, European Defence Fund (EDF), Celtic Next, ITEA, ECSEL, Eurostars, EIT, etc. programs, feel free to write me an email.