ABOUT ESSENTIAL

Though security is a field of study capable of diverse applications in daily life, security science is a young discipline requiring larger interdisciplinary effort. ESSENTIAL seeks to develop security science by addressing two of its main problems: the ad-hoc approach to security research and the growing complexity of the security environment. To do so, ESSENTIAL has set itself two main goals: a) to train inter-disciplinary security experts and professionals, to tackle security threats in a systematic manner and b) to increase societal resilience and security by addressing in an interdisciplinary manner 15 research topics, each associated with long-standing problems in the field of security science ranging from modeling security perception and democratizing intelligence to improving security and privacy in data ecosystems.

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RESEARCH FELLOWS

Different topics are being handled by combinations of different partner universities –each topic will require prior knowledge which is indicated in the profile of the Early Stage Researcher (ESR). Check whether you are eligible to apply and which position is most suitable for your qualifications, experience and research ambitions by going through the list of fifteen (15) ESR positions being made available.

Project duration 48 months

Number of fellows 15

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TOPICS

Security science and legal issues

Converging Technologies and Networked Ecosystems (WP1)

  1. Data protection in networked ecosystem (NTNU)
  2. Digital Forensics for crime prevention and intelligence analysis (NFI)
  3. Cryptography and end-to-end trust assurance (ECU)

Trust and Resilience (WP2)

  1. ID Management (UoM)
  2. Reconciling performance, privacy and pecuniary beneGit in off-site computing (UoM)
  3. Forensic and digital evidence (CNR)
  4. Citizens’ perceptions on security (UoM)

Security and Safety in the Digital Society): Research on this topic requires synergies (WP3)

  1. Forensics in intelligence collection and analysis (ECU)
  2. Social and legal challenges associated to law enforcement and intelligence activities (MVNIA)
  3. Eco-systems (RUG)Cryptography and end-to-end trust assurance (ECU)

Governance, Online & OfOline Citizenship (WP4)

  1. Governance of intelligence agencies (RUG)
  2. Balancing security and safety needs with rights of citizens online and of Gline (UoM)
  3. New technologies and privacy-by-design architectures online & ofGline (RUG)
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