Cyber technologies are present in almost all aspects of modern society in the form of communication networks (wired and wireless), cloud computing systems, handheld and portable computers, embedded computer systems in vehicles, homes and public institutions. They are increasingly becoming the hubs from which many services depend on, from the availability of simple online services to the treatment of people in health facilities and ensuring safety of passengers during travel. Most of these crucial systems are not provided on a reasonable basis of security, and while they are expected to become safer over time, they are currently developing in the opposite direction and these systems are becoming more and more vulnerable to modern and even outdated methods of attack.
There are many reasons that contribute to this unwanted trend among which is the excessive integration with third parties (external providers) in order to improve upon the quality of service, but rarely security, along with the application of bad and outdated security practices in user account management, software updates and risk management, and the insufficient awareness and education of citizens and professional staff on cyber security. The consequences of a successful attack can be catastrophic, ranging from big financial losses, inaccessibility of crucial services for society, leaks of private data from citizens, and even death.
Association for Security and Research of Information Systems - Montenegro (abbreviated ASRIS) is a non-governmental association that seeks to address the current and future needs of security research in areas of information systems security in production, development of new systems of protection and gaining an understanding of current methods of attacks on information systems while continuously working on privacy and security awareness of the public sector.
Branko Džakula, MAppSc
Founder and CEO of Association for Security and Research of Information Systems - Montenegro
"We want to rebuild trust in information technology through skills, knowledge and research."
Due to the great need of professional staff on projects, we are constantly recruiting new collaborators, students and members to join our team. All interested can contact us through our contact form with attached CV or suggestion of cooperation.