Cybersecurity | Expertise

Cybersecurity and Privacy | Expertise and Research

Institutions and infrastructures are facing an increasingly challenging cybersecurity environment.

Does digitalization mean the end of privacy and security? Military cyber-attacks, massive surveillance in totalitarian states, and censorship— these are only some of the current problems that undermine trust in digitalization and violate human rights. Democracy is threatened by manipulated opinions and distorted knowledge masquerading online as facts. Protecting society requires better innovation and stricter regulation.

Cybersecurity is a difficult and complex field. It is also intrinsically interdisciplinary, with issues that span technologies and techniques, strategies and tactics, motives and ideologies, rules and laws, institutions and industries, individuals and societies. The increasing relevance of information security and privacy at organizational, national, and international levels suggests that demand for security and privacy professionals will rise dramatically, making skilled labor a potential bottleneck for much-needed innovation in the sector.

Our expertise:

  • Cyber strategy
  • Military cyber defense
  • Cyber counterintelligence
  • High Assurance technology development
  • Secure OT
  • Industrial and embedded IT security
  • Cyber Risk Assessment
  • Asset and dependency mapping
  • Threat and consequence modeling
  • Model-driven design
  • Security- & privacy-by-design
  • Security effectiveness and efficiency
  • Security of security
  • Safety and security interrelations
  • Cyber diplomacy
  • European and international cyber law development
  • Regulatory strategies for privacy and security

More information: Digital Society Institute

ESMT Open Lecture and Panel Discussion "Cybersecurity: How to respond to growing threats"

Speaker: Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University