Erik Mickols

Research Engineer @ RISE

Erik Mickols


Erik, a recent graduate from the KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Cybersecurity Master program, works as a research engineer at the Cybersecurity unit at RISE.

His primary research interests lie in fundamental computing problems and language security. In practice, he enjoys looking at resource-constrained embedded devices and IoT devices.

His passion for work in cybersecurity got kickstarted with a university course in Ethical Hacking and was further amplified by joining and participating in numerous CTF competitions with the team RoyalRoppers where he specializes in reverse engineering and pwn. A fun challenge that he often undertakes is attempting to distill hard-earned insights and experiences into educational material that make hard problems more approachable.