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Advanced information security

The importance of information security is constantly increasing in the digitising society. The DIAMONDS project helps reinforce the information security know-how and international competitiveness of companies. VTT is also developing information security services for the industry in cooperation with Siemens.

In the DIAMONDS project, VTT is developing testing methods and tools that can be used effectively in testing the information security of networked systems. The project is also developing an open-source platform into which several information security testing tools can be integrated.

The project helps Finnish companies to improve the information security of their systems while adopting new, advanced information security testing tools and methods.

The DIAMONDS project is part of the European ITEA2 research programme (Information Technology for European Advancement). The project is developing model-based information security testing methods that already enable the detection of vulnerabilities at an early stage of system design. The project is also creating methods and tools for the detection of attacks targeted at networked systems and for preparations related to errors and accidents.

The Finnish participants in the DIAMONDS project are VTT, the University of Oulu, Codenomicon, Conformiq, Oy L M Ericsson Ab and Metso.

VTT is also cooperating with Siemens in developing industrial information security. In the future, Siemens will offer VTT’s information security analysis as part of its industrial services. VTT carries out the analysis independently, utilising the systems knowledge of Siemens experts when necessary. The analysis comprises an extensive study of the level of information security at a production facility; for example user management, backup copying and network security.


Additional information

Ilkka Uusitalo
Senior Scientist
+358 20 722 2455

Additional information

Ilkka Uusitalo
Senior Scientist
+358 20 722 2455