Sofie Nystrøm
Director General

Sofie Nystrøm currently holds the position as Director General of the Norwegian
National Security Authority (NSM). 

Nystrøm holds a Master of Science from Purdue University in the U.S. She has experience from digitalization and technology development, and information- and cybersecurity, as well as numerous management positions, both in the private and public sector.

Helge Rager Furuseth
Deputy Director General

Helge Rager Furuseth has experience from security management, policymaking and regulation from Norwegian ministries and the European Commission. Mr. Furuseth has held various leadership positions in NSM prior to becoming Deputy Director General. He holds master’s degrees in Computer Science, eGovernment and Public Management. 

Bente Hoff
Head of Norwegian National Cyber Security Centre

Bente Hoff has more than 20 years of experience from digitalization processes and cyber security, both in private and public sector. She holds Master of Science from NTH/NTNU and a Master’s degree in Technological Leadership.

Vigdis Grønhaug
Head of Control and Supervision

Vigdis Grønhaug has 15 years of experience from the Norwegian Armed Forces in various technical and project based positions. She is an engineer and economist in addition to having completed courses at the Norwegian Defence University College.

Colonel Hans Robert Bjørnaas
Head of Defence against Advanced Digital Threats

Hans Robert Bjørnaas has served in the Norwegian Defence for more than three decades. His education includes the Norwegian Air War Academy, Norwegian Defence Staff College and the Norwegian Defence University College. Col. Bjørnaas has been with NSM since 2003.

Håkon Bergsjø 
Head of Joint Cyber Coordination Centre 

Håkon Bergsjø has more than 20 years of experience working with security in the Norwegian Armed Forces and Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM). He has held various leadership positions in NSM and previously headed Norway’s national CERT function, NorCERT.