Aalto joins security research cooperation led by Intel


Joint research aims to solve challenges associated with the privacy and security of mobile devices and embedded systems.

How can we ensure that mechanisms for the protection of mobile devices are safely available to regular application developers? And how can we detect the potential vulnerability of mobile devices in a manner that is both inexpensive and efficient? These are questions Professor N. Asokan from Aalto University and his Secure Systems research group are seeking to answer through their activities in the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC).

’I am very excited,’ says a delighted Professor Asokan referring to the cooperation that began in August.

‘Together with Intel and the other universities involved in ICRI-SC, TU Darmstadt and the University of Helsinki, we are able to solve challenges associated with the privacy and security of new generation mobile devices and embedded computer systems utilised in an increasing number of devices.’

ICRI-SC research at Aalto University will be led by Professor Asokan and Visiting Professor Sasu Tarkoma.

Top expert in mobile security

The ICRI-SC, based in Darmstadt and Helsinki, is Intel’s first collaborative research institute focusing on IT security that is located outside of the US. Aalto University and Professor Asokan’s research group at Aalto constitute a valuable addition to the network.

’Aalto University is one of the leading universities in the field of technology in Finland and in Europe as a whole, and Professor Asokan is a top expert in the security of mobile and embedded systems. We are very pleased to have him as part of our research team,’ says Dr. Matthias Schunter, Intel Principal Investigator and Chief Technologist at the ICRI-SC.


More information:

Professor N. Asokan
n.asokan [at] aalto [dot] fi

Camilla Törnblom
Intel Nordics
Puh. +46 8 5946 1729 tai +46 768 881 729
camilla.tornblom [at] intel [dot] com