Center for Information Security and Trust

The focal point for research and education in cybersecurity at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU).

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The ITU Center for Information Security and Trust (ITU CISAT) provides a multidisciplinary research environment, delivering knowledge and capacity necessary to tackle modern cybersecurity challenges from a societal, legal, organizational, and technical point of view. ITU CISAT draws on expertise in information security, computer science, social science, law and philosophy, covering the range of basic research in security science to applied research in systems-building and analysis of the implications to society.



ITU CISAT conducts research in information security, in terms of:


Reliability, security by design, language-based security, continuous deployment


Adversary-, capability- and risk-modeling, risk mitigation, cyber attack detection, theorem proving, model checking


Organizational effects, including trustability, governance, and legislation


Human perceptions of trust, ethics and privacy, including psychological, philosophical and cognitive aspects


ITU CISAT provides research-based multidisciplinary Bachelor's and Master's programs within information security in order to meet the need for cybersecurity experts. ITU CISAT students acquire competencies enabling them to make security decisions as suppliers and acquirers of software, to construct secure software, to assess security risks, to perform penetration testing, and more.

ITU CISAT also strengthens the competences of professionals. In 2019, the center will start up two new projects that will support Danish companies to upgrade their IT security; CSSME Courses (Cyber Security courses for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) and CIDI (Cybersecure IoT in Danish Industry). Both projects are funded by Industriens Fond.


Steering Committee

Carsten Schürmann


Computer Science


Steffen Dalsgaard

Associate Professor

Business IT


Bernardo David

Associate Professor

Christopher Gad

Associate Professor

Irina Shklovski

Associate Professor

Morten Hjelholt

Associate Professor

Riko Jacob

Associate Professor

Søren Debois

Associate Professor

Marco Carbone

Associate Professor

Alessandro Bruni

Associate Professor

Oksana Kulyk

Assistant Professor

Rosario Giustolisi

Assistant Professor

Willard Rafnsson

Assistant Professor

Elda Paja

Assistant Professor

Lorenzo Gentile

PhD Student

Working Groups

CISAT working groups are a good way for external parterners, including industry and governmental and non-governmental organizations to interact with CISAT on topics that are becoming increasingly relevant for securing critical infrastructure systems. For more information about each working group, how to join them, please visit the Working Group's webpage.



Date Time Title Speaker Location
7-Oct 9.40 - 10.20 A Window on the Post-Quantum World: Using Merkle-Based Signature Schemes David Hook, Crypto Workshop Online
19-Oct 15:00 - 16:00 Flying TARDIS with CRAFT: Modelling Time, Building Time-Based Primitives and Designing Time-based Protocols in the Universal Composability Framework Bernardo David Online and 4C02
26-Oct 15:00 - 16:00 Remote attestation for IoT systems Edlira Dushku Online
2-Nov 15:00 - 16:00 Assessment on the status of cybersecurity in Denmark Asmita Dalela Online
16-Nov 15:00 - 16:00 Turn Based Communication Channels: Crypto meets Time! Carlo Brunetta, PhD student @ Chalmers (SWE) Online
7-Dec 15:00 - 16:00 Internet Voting in Ukraine: Context, Cases, and Considerations Dmytro Khutkyy Online
14-Dec 15:00 - 16:00 Automated Symbolic Verification of Telegram’s MTProto 2.0 Marino Miculan Online
11-Jan 15:00 - 16:00 FAST: Fair Auctions via Secret Transactions Lorenzo Gentile Online
01-Feb 15:00 - 16:00
08-Feb 15:00 - 16:00 Accountability without bounds! Robert Kuennemann Online

Contact Ieva Daukantas to propose a talk.


Carsten Schürmann

Professor, Head of ITU CISAT

(+45) 26 39 36 06

Jari Kickbusch

Research Communicator

(+45) 22 48 28 27

ITU CISAT is part of the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), located at Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300