Tallinn University of Technology has two guest lecturers lined up to give public lectures in the university.

The first one is by Professor V. Lakshmi Narasimhan is going to give a public guest lecture on cloud security on Tuesday 24th of September at 14.00-15.30 in room I-202. This is the first in a series of cyber security themed guest lectures planned for this fall and affiliated with the European Cyber Security Month initiative.


Introduction: Cloud computing is currently the ‘in buzz word’ in computing. But what is cloud computing? Cloud computing radically changes the way computer applications and services are constructed, delivered, and managed. Cloud computing provides a new potential for corporate, enterprise and academic computing to consolidate their data and services over the WWW so that (approved) anyone-anywhere-anytime access is possible. Cloud computing shares the same original vision of grid computing articulated in the 1990s by several researchers, however, there are significant differences also.

The keywords for the lecture are: Cloud computing, Research issues and challenges in cloud computing, Lessons from distributed systems, peer computing and grid computing, Security issues in cloud computing, Approaches to solutions.



The second one is by Mr Guido Gluschke from Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences who is going to give a public guest lecture on cyber security at nuclear facilities on Tuesday 1st of October at 14.00-15.30 in room I-202. This is the second in a series of cyber security themed guest lectures planned for this fall and affiliated with the European Cyber Security Month initiative.

Bio: Guido Gluschke holds a Masters of Sciences Degree in Security Management from the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences and a Diploma in Computer Science from the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences. His main areas of expertise are IT and cyber security, especially in the energy and nuclear context. He is one of the directors of the Institute for Security and Safety (ISS) of the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences. Here, he is lecturer in the field of ICS and cyber security. As program manager “Nuclear Security” at the Brandenburg University, he is responsible for all joint IAEA projects such as the EU Master in Nuclear Security and the IAEA IT/Cyber Security Professional Development Course.

Introduction: A presentation on cyber security and some of its principles by reference to critical information infrastructure protection in the nuclear industry. The presentation will explain the types of IT used at nuclear facilities including their relevance for a proper operation of a nuclear plant and corresponding threats. Also the difference between IT security and I&C security will be emphasized and various security concepts will be discussed.  

Preparatory Reading: INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, Computer Security at Nuclear Facilities, IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 17, IAEA, Vienna (2012).[Downloadable from the IAEA website] 


Both of these talks have been sponsored by the IT Academy.


See you there!



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