Information Security Research and Education at University of Turku
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Background

Information security research and education in University of Turku is organized by a consortium of scientists from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Future Technologies 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 offers education curricula targeting Master's degrees in each of these competence areas. Characteristic to the curricula is a strong motivation to learn and explore technological and theoretical scientific advances in the field based on newest research.

Information security education and research in University of Turku has long traditions. Academician Arto Salomaa started cryptography research and teaching in Turku in the Department of Mathematics already in the 1980's. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been pioneering in introducing mathematical cryptography and in particular public key cryptography to Finland. Theory of automata and computability have always been two areas of strength at the department.

In the Department of Future Technologies, researchers of Communication Systems study information security technologies for networked systems and applications of the communication-intensive future. The technological topics covered include system and network security, security of communication systems and applications, and security in system design. The newest member of this consortium is the Information Systems Science Institute of Turku School of Economics, where the role of information security is studied as a part of business continuity management.




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