January 14, 2016

Close to EUR 1 million in funding for Finnish information security research

The European Regional Development Fund will provide close to one million euros in funding for Finnish information security research.
The European Regional Development Fund will provide close to one million euros in funding for Finnish information security research.
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The University of Jyväskylä’s research consortium has received 956 000 euros in funding for its research involving information security management.

The funding was granted by the European Regional Development Fund through the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes.

The study is led by Mikko Siponen, professor of Information Systems at the University of Jyväskylä. The project also includes companies operating in central Finland.

The goal of the project is to develop new methods for managing information security, while taking into account each organisation’s and actor’s individual information security policy.

“Organisations are different, which means that their information security needs are different,” says Siponen. “This is why information security policies must be developed and maintained using a scientifically tested method through which we can design an information security policy that is specifically tailored for each organisation. We are developing new methods that can be scaled to fit different types of organisations.”

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