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Norway’s security service highlights risks of collaboration


Researchers working on tech with military applications could be covertly tapped for information, report warns

Norway’s Police Security Service (PST) has highlighted research and educational institutions as being at particular risk of exploitation by foreign actors in its national threat assessment for 2023.

The PST said that such institutions were facing growing threats from illegal knowledge transfer and that “actors” with ties to Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan were posing special challenges. Higher education personnel with links to foreign universities and engaged in research with military applications were most vulnerable to knowledge theft, the police said.

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