Postdoc in Cyber security: Attack modeling and simulations

Stockholm (SE)
Oct 13, 2020
End of advertisement period
Oct 28, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoc in Cyber security: Attack modeling and simulations

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of EECS

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
The Division of Network and Systems Engineering at the EECS-School is conducting research relating attack graphs as a means to analyze the security posture of computer systems.Our research is largely devoted to developing various solutions for automating the generation of attack graphs.This includes for instance languages and formal methods for attack graph generation, automatic attack process mining through sensors and system indicators, data-driven attack graph tuning (based e.g. on threat intelligence),and optimization/self-learning techniques, such as machine learning, for secure design.The research results aim to support both security engineers working in contexts of Security Operation Centers and Computer Security Incident Response Teams as well as in more tactical development and maintenance projects.We work closely with organizations in the critical infrastructure domain, in particular the power sector as well as the defense sector.We are involved in several national and international research projects and programs, including two H2020 projects.We are now offering a two-year doctoral position in which the candidate will participate in ongoing research projects and contribute to the undergraduate education.

What we offer
A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
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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 like sick leave and parental leave).
Ideal candidates must have a strong background in at least a few of fields such as programming,formal methods and models,machine learning,statistics and probabilistic reasoning,cyber security,and penetration testing.
Excellent interpersonal,written and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

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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. We need:

CV stating relevant and professional experience and knowledge
Copies of your degree and grades from previous university studies, translated into swedish or english
Short presentation on why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to previous studies and future goals. Maximum 2 pages
Representative publications or technical reports: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text
Recommendation letter
Contact information to two references.We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.
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).

About the employment
The position offered is for, at the most,two years.A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research,intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

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