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Innoasis Science Talk: The Smart and Vulnerable City

Welcome to a new Innoasis Science Talk: The Smart and vulnerable society – holistic safety and security management in the smart city.

Will smart cities and regions also be safe and secure? Historically, implementing new technology usually solves the problem at hand, and often creates new challenges on the way. While the promise of smart technologies is to make life more efficient and easier, we will in this session look closer at the cyber-physical safety and security challenges for smart cities and regions. We will be talking about how safety in the smart city is a systemic issue and that  integration and collaboration between municipalities, operators, designers and public stakeholders is necessary in order to manage risks, reduce vulnerabilities and assure the safety of critical infrastructures.

The Talk is moderated by Helleik L. Syse from Future Energy Hub.


Speakers

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Ruth Østgaard Skotnes has a Ph.D. in Social Science with specialization in Risk Management and Societal Safety from the University of Stavanger. She is a senior research scientist at NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, and is the project leader for the research application: “The smart and vulnerable society – holistic safety and security management in cities and regions”. Her research interests include critical infrastructure protection, vulnerability and technology, and cyber safety and security.

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Kenneth Pettersen Gould is Associate Professor in Risk Management and Societal Safety at the University of Stavanger.

He holds a master degree and Ph.D in Risk management and Societal safety. His research concerns the management of safety and security in technological systems, with critical infrastructures, transportation systems and civil aviation as particular focus area. He is interested in how risk, reliability, safety, and security is analysed and managed in organisational contexts, and particularly how regulatory and management strategies in these areas can be further developed to take account of contextual, social, political, and ethical factors.

He has recently co-edited two books: Gould & Bieder (Eds.) (2020) The Coupling of safety and security. Elsevier. Gould and McRae (Eds) (forthcoming) Inside Hazardous Systems – Perspectives on Safety and Accident Research. CRC Press.

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Dr. Siv Hilde Houmb is a senior advisor in digital security at Statnett SF, has a PhD in cybersecurity and decision theory and a long and extensive industry and academic background, covering risk assessment, security protocols development, attack protection strategies, ethical hacking (penetration testing) and monitoring and surveillance technology for cybersecurity. She has engineered several security protocols and technical security solutions covering hardware, operating systems, applications and communications, worked as a security researcher both nationally and internationally, and published more than 100 scientific and industry technical papers and articles on cybersecurity and risk assessment. Dr. Houmb has over the last 10 years focused on cybersecurity challenges of critical infrastructure, including Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and how they could be used to severely impact a Nation’s core infrastructure. 

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Ida Elise Lundon works as an advisor in the Department for emergency preparedness in the City of Stavanger. Her main area of responsibility is cybersecurity. She has a Master’s degree in Risk management and societal safety from the University of Stavanger. She was the project leader for the City of Stavanger in the EU project MEREPUV – Methods and measures to enhance resilience against electric power outage in urban vital societal functions. Overall safety management and interdisciplinary collaboration are key areas of attention in her daily work.

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