Information Security and Cryptography

Information security research and education in University of Turku is organized by a consortium of scientists from the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Information Technology and the Information Systems Science Institute. The inter-disciplinary information security research in the consortium is based on its strongest competences: cryptography and data security, networked systems security and business continuity management. The consortium has since 2008 received part of its funding from the Technology Industries in Finland Centennial Foundation, and the consortium has been identified as one of only four research areas in a strong development stage in the 2010-2012 strategy of the University of Turku. The consortium offers education curriculums targeting Master’s degrees in each of the competence areas listed above.

Information security research in Communication Systems concentrates on researching information security technologies for networked systems and applications of the communication-intensive future from the engineering and human points of view. The strategic goal in our research is to apply research and technological development to building the secure information society. We consider the basic elements for human well-being as the most fundamental drivers for pursuing this strategic goal, in which the technology driven and human driven development directions meet. This is pursued with an interdisciplinary approach, where new innovations create active interaction between traditional scientific areas.

We study the future internet with focus on three viewpoints: information security, interactive applications and embedded/distributed implementations. Communication systems are viewed as whole entities and the three viewpoints are all addressed in our research as we take on the challenges met in future networked multimedia and communication applications found in embedded systems. The cloud computing paradigm is bringing forth completely new challenges to the information security field both in terms of hand-held embedded communication systems and the distributed processing cloud.

More information on the InfSec web pages: Information Sec​urity and Cryptography research in University of Turku