Carnegie Mellon|Portugal Program and Portugal Telecom Organize First Annual Forum on Cyber Security

 PT Security LabOn September 18th, 2009, in Lisbon, Portugal, the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal Program and the telecommunications company, Portugal Telecom (PT), held a forum to address "The Challenges of Cyber Security at the Turn of the Decade."

The goal of this event was to meet in one venue the major entities and companies responsible for national infrastructures and critical services in Portugal. They debated and checked the status of Critical National Cyber Security and shared their experiences and knowledge.

In attendance at the opening ceremony were: Carlos Alves Duarte, board member of PT Group, Pradeep Khosla, founding director of CyLab and the Dean of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and Manuel Heitor, Portugal State Secretary for Science, Technology and Higher Education.

The Forum was divided in three panels: "The Challenges of Cyber Security at a New Decade for Critical Infrastructures and Services", "Panorama of Cyber Security Research in Portugal," and "Building the CyLab Portugal Network with PT Security Lab." During the forum, researchers from Portuguese institutions and Carnegie Mellon University, managers from PT, and several entrepreneurs, discussed the ongoing research on Cyber Security.

Portugal Telecom launches PT Security Lab
The center of expertise on cyber security, PT Security Lab, was created in collaboration with the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal Program, with Cylab, and with Portugal Telecom (PT). This center is a unique and cross-sectional framework for PT’s cluster, concentrating know-how and resources. This center is being strengthened with the talent of the masters programs in the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal Program.

The center of expertise on cyber security, PT Security Lab, was created in collaboration with the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal Program, with Cylab, and with Portugal Telecom (PT). This center is a unique and cross-sectional framework for PT’s cluster, concentrating know-how and resources. This center is being strengthened with the talent of the masters programs in the Carnegie Mellon|Portugal Program.

The PT Security Lab will leverage the capacity of innovation on cyber security, the development of new products and services adapted to the real problems of companies and public institutions, and will reveal Portugal Telecom like a major reference for cyber security in Portugal.

The key lines of the PT Security Lab are: 
    - Secure mobile networks and systems; 
    - Secure computer platforms; 
    - Secure software engineering; 
    - Secure home networks and computing; 
    - Security of cyber-physical systems; 
    - Usability of security and privacy techniques; 
    - Advanced security event monitoring, correlation and viewing systems; 
    - Detection and prevention of internal attacks; 
    - Detection and prevention of external attacks; 
    - Security and risk metrics and models.

More information visit: www.ptsecuritylab.telecom.pt