Information infrastructures build an indispensable foundation for Norway's economic and community life. Infrastructures such as data networks, telecommunications, databases, financial transactions and web services pervade all of society's functions. Any a ccidental or intentional failure of such infrastructures can have a large impact on a country`s well-being.
However, with the fast progress of technology, many unanswered questions about the security and risk of electronic information and infrastructures remain. Risk assessment, analysis and the resulting strategies for risk reduction and secure operation are important activities that need an interdisciplinary environment that involves the important stakeholders. In addition to being interdisciplinary the se activities need to contain strategic elements in order to improve society and evolve. To archive this, the different stakeholders (policy makers, academia, applied research, development and practitioners) need to be involved in the process. Risknet mai n activities will be:
1.A Website; create and support a common website for the network member's communication on research topics in relation to society and member organizations.
2.Workshops; arrange workshops for discussion and strategic development of R esearch. The purpose of these workshops is to facilitate the highly needed two-way interaction between the research community, legislators and (industry) users. This interaction shall lead to better alignment of future research and identification of relev ant challenges in the society. User groups will benefit from an extended co-operation with the research community.
3.Seminars; arrange multidisciplinary seminars for dissemination and interaction between the network and other international networks and EU standardization bodies.
4.Publication; collaborate in writing scientific articles, popular science articles and factual prose for publication.
5.Project collaboration between applied research and practitioners