Updates

All the happenings about me

RISE Computer Science Open House 

RISE's Computer Science and AI Open House was held on September 14, 2023. Among inspiriting and interesting talks, the researchers of our unit presented their latest research. You can download my presented poster by clicking the link below.

HCII2023 Design Café 

I participated in the HCII2023 Design Café on the 28th of July in Copenhagen, Denmark. In this event, we reflected on and discussed six main issues from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Competition Judge

This year, my role in Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is as a judge. The competition takes place on April 13 and 14, 2023. I will judge four teams in the qualifying and semi-final rounds. It will exciting! 

concordia project grand finale

The summit was held on March 20-21, 2023 in Stockholm, organized by Ericsson and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. CONCORDIA provides excellence and leadership in technology, processes, and services to establish a user-centric EU-integrated cybersecurity ecosystem. You can find more information about this project here.

Doctoral Awards ceremony

I participated in NTNU doctoral degrees award ceremony. This year’s ceremony took place on 10 March 2023 in the Aula in the Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen, in Trondheim.

New position at rise

I am excited to announce my new position at RISE as a postdoctoral research fellow. In this role, I will be focusing on the regulatory and compliance risks associated with IoT cybersecurity and using the findings to train decision-makers in the cyber range. 

I am thrilled to be part of a team that is dedicated to advancing research in this important area and working towards creating a more secure and resilient IoT ecosystem. I look forward to sharing updates on my progress in the future.

Mazaher Kianpour

doctoral defense

In November 2022, I defended my doctoral thesis entitled “Cybersecurity Economics: A Multi-paradigmatic Inquiry into Theory and Practice”. Following a transdisciplinary research strategy, this thesis explores the theoretical and practical challenges of research on cybersecurity economics. The solutions to overcome these challenges are also outlined in this thesis.

IGRI virtual research seminar

I am invited to present my research on "Analysis of the institutional design of EU cyber incidents and crisis response regulation as a complex public good" at the Institutional Grammar Research Initiative (IGRI) monthly virtual research seminar. 

NEW position at NTNU

I am glad to announce that I started a position as a part-time university lecturer at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). In this role, I will be delivering lectures in two courses, Socio-technical Enabled Crimes and Digital Economics. This position lasts until the end of December 2022.

Mazaher Kianpour Cyber 9/12 challenge

Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge 2021

Out of 24 teams, some from the world's largest universities, our team of students from NTNU, UiO, and RISE, reached the semi-finals of the Cyber ​​9/12 Strategy Challenge 2021. The competition is designed to provide students and young professionals with a hands-on opportunity to develop strategies for responding to a fictional cybersecurity crisis scenario. Participants work in teams to analyze the scenario, assess the risks, and develop and present a strategy to a panel of judges. The competition is typically open to students and professionals with an interest in cybersecurity, international relations, law, and policy.

Master thesis defense

My master's student, William Eric White, defended his thesis entitled "Use of Serious Games to Incorporate Security Awareness Programs with Skills Training" in January 2021.

Master thesis defense

My master's student, Jakob Vagle, defended his thesis in Information Security in June 2020. The title of the thesis is "Investigating Business Alignment Issues Rooted in the Norwegian Specialist Health Services' Cybersecurity Culture, Through a Systems Thinking Approach".

Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge 2020

Our team "The Norwegian Cyber ​​Chiefs", progressed to the semi-finals of the Cyber ​​9/12 Strategy Challenge 2020. The competition is designed to provide students and young professionals with a hands-on opportunity to develop strategies for responding to a fictional cybersecurity crisis scenario. Participants work in teams to analyze the scenario, assess the risks, and develop and present a strategy to a panel of judges. The competition is typically open to students and professionals with an interest in cybersecurity, international relations, law, and policy. 

Visiting researcher at JAist 

I am delighted to share with you that I have started a visiting researcher position at JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) from February 2020 until May 2020. During my time at JAIST, I will be working on cutting-edge research in the field of cyber ranges and collaborating with researchers in Professor Beuran's Laboratory. 

Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge 2019

Our team, Norwegian Cyber Rangers, traveled to Geneva to participate in the annual cyber policy competition for students across the globe to compete in developing national security policy recommendations tackling a fictional cyber incident.