KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

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, five post docs, and about 20 doctoral students.

We are offering a one year post doctoral position with the possibility of extension one more year at the Division of Network and Systems Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Qualifications

A doctoral degree (or close to completion) 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 Threat Modeling, Attack Simulations, Ethical Hacking, and Security. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers.

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Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. Brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.
  4. Representative publications or technical reports: Document no more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  5. Recommendation letters
  6. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment May 2019 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2019-0487
Contact
  • Robert Lagerström, Associate Professor, robertl@kth.se
  • Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Published 19.Feb.2019
Last application date 03.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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