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Ongoing project

Advancing Cyber Defence by Improved Communication of Recognized Cyber Threat Situations (ACDICOM)

ACDICOM’s main objective is to provide common protocols and standards for the improved exchange of cyber threat information between individuals and organisations experiencing a cyber incident. This primary aim will lead to easier and more efficient communication between individuals and organisations, across societal sectors, hierarchical layers and professional backgrounds.


About the project

Cyber security is subject to rapid technological progress. Consequently, there is an increasing need for a scientific understanding of the individual human’s limitations in cybersecurity performance, particularly in regards to communication in cyber threate situations. ACDICOM responds to this need.When a cyber-threat hits private or public organisations, it triggers a complex communication process between different players of different professional backgrounds in and beyond the institution. Technological experts and decision-makers quickly need to exchange information about these threats, as do teams within an organisation. In addition, organisations need to inform other organisations and different sectors of society need to communicate between themselves rapidly. The exchange between technological experts and decision-makers thus happens under great time and performance pressure. Consequently, the way we communicate cyber threat information is crucial to the quality of the decisions that are made as the perceived information shapes the situational awareness of decision-makers on all levels.

Project periode

The project started 01.09.2020 and will be finished by 30.08.2024.


ACDICOM is a research project funded by The Research Council of Norway, through the SAMRISK program. 

Research partners

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet -NTNU

Tallinn University of Technology

Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) ved University of Central Florida

US Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate

Institute of Creative Technologies, University of Southern California Los Angeles


Published Sep. 30, 2020 2:37 PM - Last modified Oct. 12, 2020 9:26 AM