Laboratory of Privacy and Information Systems Security

About LAPI2S

Cybersecurity stands as a critical imperative in today’s technological landscape, exerting profound pressure on organizations worldwide. As societies increasingly rely on technology, the significance of safeguarding valuable information, mitigating the disruptive impact of malicious activities on business continuity, and preserving democratic values within our digital ecosystem becomes ever more pronounced. At the nexus of individual, corporate, industrial, and societal interests lies the imperative for robust cybersecurity measures.

Cybersecurity encompasses the comprehensive protection of all facets of online information processing, spanning the spectrum from access management to the secure transit of data across networks and the integrity of information processing at various nodes—be it on desktop systems, in storage repositories, within cloud infrastructures, or during transmission.

In response to this pressing need for rigorous cybersecurity research and innovation, LAPI2S was established in December 2021 under the visionary leadership of Professor Nuno M. Coelho. Rooted in a multidisciplinary approach, LAPI2S convenes researchers from diverse domains including information systems, parallel computing, cryptography, resilient systems, blockchain technology, cybercrime, law enforcement, and related cybersecurity fields.

LAPI2S operates within the esteemed confines of COPELABS, a renowned Portuguese technology research group, fostering a symbiotic partnership that not only enriches the research endeavors of Portuguese scholars but also extends its benefits to international researchers. This collaborative synergy amplifies our collective capacity to tackle the multifaceted challenges posed by cybersecurity, thereby fortifying the resilience of our digital infrastructure and safeguarding the integrity of information in an interconnected world.

Embracing a scientific ethos, LAPI2S is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of cybersecurity through cutting-edge research, innovative solutions, and collaborative engagement. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we endeavor to shape the future of cybersecurity, underpinning the security, stability, and trustworthiness of our digital ecosystems for generations to come. Join us as we embark on this transformative journey towards a safer and more resilient cyber landscape.