Prof. Olav Lysne


Professor Olav Lysne is a director of Simula Metropolitan, and professor of Communication Systems at the Oslo Metropolitan University. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Oslo, and his experience in research, education, management and innovation reaches back to 1989. He is author of the book “The Huawei and Snowden Questions”, that debates the consequences of our limited ability to verify electronic equipment from potentially untrusted vendors.

Lysne was the leader of a Commission appointed by the Norwegian Prime Minister that assessed whether the Norwegian Secret Service (Etterretningstjenesten) should be allowed to do lawful interception of Internet-traffic crossing the national borders of Norway (Lysne II utvalget). The commission started its work in January 2016, and handed over its report to the Norwegian Minister of Defence in August 2016. He was also the leader of National Commission for Digital Vulnerability formed by the Norwegian government (Lysne I utvalget). The commission was active from August 2014 to September 2015, and consisted of nine experts from all relevant sectors in Norway. Their mandate was to write a report that forms the basis for the Norwegian Government’s cyber-policy.

Since 2010 Lysne has been working on developing methods for measurement of resilience in Mobile Broadband Networks. So far, this work has resulted in the formation of a nation-wide monitoring system of mobile broadband in Norway, funded directly by the Norwegian government.

My Sessions

Cyber Nationalism: What Team Are You On?

Main Stage

Claim: Countries and alliances around the world are putting in extremely difficult to find hooks that allow them to compromise ICS when necessary. If this claim is true, who does a global asset owner buy their ICS? Who do they trust not to use this hook? Does each country they produce in require the global […]

Keynote Panel / Debate Strategy