Kirsi Marjaana Helkala is an External Associate at PRIO.
Professor at the Norwegian Defense University College
Kirsi Marjaana Helkala is currently a Professor at the Norwegian Defense University College, NDUC, (Forsvarets Høgskole) /Norwegian Defense Cyber Academy, NDCA, (Cyberingeniørskolen). Earlier she worked for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU. She holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Joensuu, Finland and a PhD within information security from the University of Oslo, Norway. Helkala teaches mathematics and supervises information and cyber security related student workshops, term papers and thesis. Her research interest lays on the human factor in cyber security. In this project, she is a main liaison to the Norwegian Defence Forces and will be contributing towards ethical precepts pertaining to AI use in conflict settings in cyber defence.