Man, Technology and Organisation

Risk, Safety and Security


The department conducts research, development and consultancy in risk, safety and security related to digital systems in critical infrastructure.

Gran, Bjørn Axel

Acting Department Head


With a long history in providing research on Software Dependability and Digital Instrumentation and Control (D&IC) within the nuclear field, the specialists in the department is today involved with competence on Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) in projects within both transport, oil and gas, energy and critical infrastructure.

This requires competence on the related standards, the system development processes and the verification and validation activities.Furthermore, for most functions and services a prerequisite for a system being safe, is that the system also is secure. Specialists in the department therefore also do research and work together with clients finding effective solutions for Security Assessment and Management as well as good strategies to address Cyber Security including both man, technology and organizational aspects of security.

To communicate risk, safety and security assessments to developers, operators and decision makers, Risk Visualization is an efficient mean, and specialists in the department are involved in both research and innovation projects within the topic.

The department has close cooperation with the RAMS group at NTNU, as well as several international research institutes and groups.