Postdoc in Cyber security: Threat modeling and attack simulations
Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap
Increased digitization makes us increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, where computers are compromised by malicious actors in order to cause damage and disruption. The higher the degree of digitization, the more devastating the potential attacks.
In order to mitigate cyber threats, vulnerabilities first need to be identified. This is generally very difficult, because it requires (i) a detailed understanding of the system architecture, and (ii) significant security expertise. The task can be significantly facilitated by dedicated engineering tool support in the form of threat modeling and attack simulation. Threat modeling supports requirement no 1 by documenting the design of the system architecture. Attack simulation supports requirement no 2 by automating the identification of vulnerabilities.
The main goal with this work is to develop threat modeling and attack simulation approaches. Programming skills are required, and skills or interest in ethical hacking is encouraged.
The Division of Network and Systems Engineering (Department of Computer Science) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology does research and education in cyber security, threat modeling, attack simulations, ethical hacking, and management of large scale complex IT environments. The division currently has ten faculty members, ten post docs, and about 20 PhD students.
We are offering a two-year doctoral position at the Division of Network and Systems Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
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A doctoral degree in cyber security, IT security, information security, software engineering, computer science, or related field is required. The doctoral degree must have been obtained within the last three years from the application deadline (some exceptions for special grounds, for instance sick leave and parental leave) Ideal candidates must have a strong background in programming, cyber security, and preferably also penetration testing. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers.
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Type of employment: Permanent position
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Monthly salary
Reference number: J-2019-2461
Last application date: 2020-01-24