Doc. dr. Tomaž Klobučar

Dr. Tomaž Klobučar is head of the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. He holds a PhD in computer science and informatics from the University of Ljubljana and has more than 25 years of experience in research, development, project management, and mentoring in information security and digital services. At the Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, he teaches various courses on information security at the master’s and doctoral levels.

Research programme: Future internet technologies: concepts, architectures, services and socio-economic issues
Training topic: Cybersecurity

Modern information and communication systems and networks are becoming more dynamic, distributed, and complex, requiring proactive protection and rapid recovery to mitigate and manage increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyberattacks, which is especially true for critical sectors such as energy and healthcare. This is only possible with appropriate security services and mechanisms that ensure detection, protection, response to unwanted activity in the system and network, and recovery.

The main goals of doctoral research in cybersecurity are to increase the level of knowledge about new cyberattacks, to explore the latest methods and technologies for detecting, analysing, and preventing these attacks, for example, artificial intelligence-based security methods or quantum networks for cryptographic key distribution, and to develop new, more effective solutions, for example, algorithms, mechanisms, services, or security infrastructures, to ensure cybersecurity at various levels of the information and communication system and network. The narrower focus of research and development of new security solutions can be tailored to the doctoral student’s interests.