Intentional or unintentional abuse of information technologies (IT) is considered one of the most serious threats to modern society. Within the context of the abuse of knowledge and information technologies, the requirements for system security are as important as a system’s function, price or maintainability. Due to the vast complexity of computer systems as well as increasing the importance of the tasks that computers are used for, the issue of correct and reliable operation of these systems, even in situations where they are not exposed to any attacks, is of utmost importance - and is in no way trivial.

In addition, the importance of IT as a means to search for safety risks within society, with regard to attacks, criminal activity, or prevention of damage caused by nature disasters, is also increasing. Within the research dealing mainly with embedded systems, we are focusing on secure and reliable architectures, networks and protocols.

For example, in the field of software, we are studying automatic formal code verification, developing algorithms used for advanced biometric authentication and coming up with modern design systems for HW/SW co-design. With regards to hardware, we are examining the methods used for assuring resistance against failures, designing autonomous reconfiguration hardware and finding ways of accelerating key security algorithms.

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Head of the research programme
  • Lukáš Sekanina

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Publications:

Call for contributions for our 2nd Users Conference (7/11/2018)
14th Open Access Grant Competition
Announced regularly three times a year for employees of research institutions, scientific and educational organizations. […]
13th Open Access Grant Competition results
13th Open Access Grant Competition results
Invitation to the course HyperLoom: A Platform for Executing Scientific Pipelines in Distributed Environments (4/6/2018)
When: Monday June 4, 2018, 9.30am – 4.00pm Where: campus VŠB-TUO in Ostrava-Poruba, IT4Innovations building, […]
The MEYS, in cooperation with IT4Innovations, organized
an EuroHPC initiative workshop
In January 2018 the Czech Republic joined the EuroHPC initiative, becoming its 14th member. The […]
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