New research center aims to fortify Sweden's cyber defenses 

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A new center based at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm will serve as a researcher base and training ground to defend against digital attacks.

The center for cyber defense and information security is a collaboration between the university and the Swedish Armed Forces.

It will both train the military's so-called "cyber soldiers", conscripts tasked with stopping computer-based attacks, as well as support research into the fields of cyber security and defense.

Radio Sweden visited the center's headquarters ahead of its formal inauguration on Wednesday and sat down with its director Pontus Johnson and David Olgart, the research coordinator for cyber defense at Swedish Armed Forces.