Helkala, Kirsi
DepartmentNorwegian Defence University College
PositionProfessor at the Norwegian Defence Cyber Academy
Phone+47 61 10 34 46
E-mailkhelkala@fhs.mil.no

​Helkala is a professor at the Norwegian Defence Cyber Academy. 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 human factor in cyber security.

Parts of books/reports

  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana, Benjamin James Knox and Øyvind Jøsok. 2015. "How the Application of Coping Strategies Can Empower Learning". In 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, edited by Senay Purzer, Mari Mina and Ari Korhonen, 619–626. IEEE Press.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana, Silje Knox and Mass Soldal Lund. 2015. "Effect of Motivation and Physical Fitness on Cyber Tasks". In Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2015), edited by Steve M Furnell and Nathan Clarke, 108–119. United Kingdom: Center for Security, Communications & Network Research, Plymouth University.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana and Tone Hoddø Bakås. 2013. "National Password Security Survey: Results". In Proceedings of the European Information Security Multi-Conference (EISMC 2013); Lisbon, Portugal, 8-10 May 2013, edited by Steven Furnell, Nathan Clarke and Vasilis Katos, 23–33. University of Plymouth Press.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana and Nils Kalstad Svendsen. 2013. "Analysis of Norway's Cyber and Information Security Strategy". In Proceeding of Norwegian Information Security Conference / Norsk informasjonssikkerhetskonferanse - NISK 2013 - Stavanger, 18th-20th November 2013, edited by Chunming Rong and Vladimir Oleshchuk, 1–12. Akademika forlag.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana. 2012. "Disabilities and Authentication Methods: Usability and Security". In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2012; 20-24 August 2012; Prague, Czech Republic, edited by A Min Tjoa and Elisa Bertino, 327–334. IEEE.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana and Nils Kalstad Svendsen. 2012. "The Security and Memorability of Passwords Generated by Using an Association Element and a Personal Factor". In Information Security Technology for Applications. 16th Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems, NordSec 2011 Tallinn, Estonia, October 26-28, 2011,Revised Selected Papers, edited by Peeter Laud, 114–130. Springer.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana, Nils Kalstad Svendsen, Per Thorsheim and Anders Wiehe. 2012. "Cracking Associative Passwords". In Secure IT Systems: 17th Nordic Conference, NordSec 2012, Karlskrona, Sweden, October 31 – November 2, 2012. Proceedings, edited by Audun Jøsang and Bengt Carlsson, 153–168. Springer.
  • Krokan, Einar and Kirsi Marjaana Helkala. 2012. "Alternative PIN Entry Method". In Norwegian Information Security Conference Norsk Informasjonssikkerhetskonferanse, NISK 2012; University of Nordland, Bodø; 19-21 November 2012, edited by Vladimir Oleshchuk. Akademika forlag.
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Peer-reviewed articles

  • Hareide, Odd Sveinung, Øyvind Jøsok, Mass Soldal Lund, Runar Ostnes and Kirsi Marjaana Helkala. 2018. Enhancing Navigator Competence by Demonstrating Maritime Cyber Security. Journal of navigation 71 (5): 1025–1039.
  • Knox, Benjamin James, Øyvind Jøsok, Kirsi Marjaana Helkala, Peter Khooshabeh, Terje Ødegaard, Ricardo Lugo and Stefan Sütterlin. 2018. "Socio-technical communication: The Hybrid Space and the OLB-Model for science-based cyber education". Military Psychology 30 (4): 350–359.
  • Knox, Benjamin James, Ricardo Lugo, Kirsi Marjaana Helkala, Stefan Sütterlin and Øyvind Jøsok. 2018. Education for Cognitive Agility: Improved Understanding and Governance of Cyberpower. Proceedings of the ... European conference on information warfare and security 2018-June : 541–550.
  • Lugo, Ricardo, Kirsi Marjaana Helkala, Benjamin James Knox, Øyvind Jøsok, Natalie Marie Lande and Stefan Sütterlin. 2018. "Interoceptive sensitivity as a proxy for emotional intensity and its relationship with perseverative cognition". Psychology Research and Behavior Management 11 : 1–8.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana, Benjamin James Knox, Øyvind Jøsok, Ricardo Lugo, Stefan Sütterlin, Geir Olav Dyrkolbotn and Nils Kalstad Svendsen. 2017. Supporting the Human in Cyber Defence. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10683 : 147–162.
  • Jøsok, Øyvind, Benjamin James Knox, Kirsi Helkala, Kyle Wilson, Stefan Sütterlin, Ricardo Lugo and Terje Ødegaard. 2017. Macrocognition Applied to the Hybrid Space: Team Environment, Functions and Processes in Cyber Operations. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10285 : 486–500.
  • Knox, Benjamin James, Ricardo Lugo, Øyvind Jøsok, Kirsi Helkala and Stefan Sütterlin. 2017. Towards a Cognitive Agility Index: The Role of Metacognition in Human Computer Interaction. Communications in Computer and Information Science 713 : 330–338.
  • Lugo, Ricardo, Stefan Sütterlin, Benjamin James Knox, Øyvind Jøsok, Kirsi Helkala and Natalie Marie Lande. 2017. The moderating influence of self-efficacy on interoceptive ability and counterintuitive decision making in officer cadets. Journal of Military Studies .
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana, Benjamin James Knox, Øyvind Jøsok, Silje Knox and Mass Soldal Lund. 2016. Factors to affect improvement in cyber officer performance. Information and Computer Security 24 (2): 152–163.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana, Benjamin James Knox, Øyvind Jøsok, Ricardo Lugo and Stefan Sütterlin. 2016. How Coping Strategies Influence Cyber Task Performance in the Hybrid Space. Communications in Computer and Information Science 617 : 192–196.
  • Jøsok, Øyvind, Benjamin James Knox, Kirsi Marjaana Helkala, Ricardo Lugo, Stefan Sütterlin and Paul Ward. 2016. Exploring the Hybrid Space : Theoretical Framework Applying Cognitive Science in Military Cyberspace Operations. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9744 : 178–188.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana. 2014. Effect of password sentences with emotional content. Norsk Informasjonssikkerhetskonferanse (NISK) .
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana and Tone Hoddø Bakås. 2014. "Extended Results of Norwegian Password Security Survey". Information Management & Computer Security 22 (4): 346–357.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana. 2011. "Password Education Based on Guidelines Tailored to Different Password Categories". Journal of Computers 6 (5): 969–975.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana and Einar Snekkenes. 2009. "Formalizing the ranking of authentication products". Information Management & Computer Security 17 (1): 30–43.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana and Einar Snekkenes. 2009. "Password Generation and Search Space Reduction". Journal of Computers 4 (7): 663–669.
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Non-refereed articles

  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana. 2018. Hybrid trussel - hybrid forsvar. Norsk Militært Tidsskrift (4): 15–20.
  • Helkala, Kirsi Marjaana. 2013. Usability and Security of Today's Passwords. digma - Zeitschrift für Datenrecht und Informationssicherheit (4): 138–143.

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