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Alumni Conference 2014

23rd-25th June 2014

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our fourth ISG alumni conference from 23rd-25th June 2014. 


Ticket price will be £85 per person. This includes all lectures and presentations, refreshments, dinners and WIFI connectivity. The drinks reception will be covered by sponsorship. We are grateful to our sponsors for making these events possible. Tickets are available for alumni to purchase online from the Royal Holloway Online Store. The deadline for registration is Sunday 15 June 2014. 


The 2014 conference programme has now been published. As well as our keynote speakers, we are pleased to have a number of our alumni discussing a wide range of Information Security topics.

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to welcome two keynote speakers to the event - Professor David Naccache and Professor Andy Clark. There will be a comprehensive programme of lectures delivered by both our keynote speakers and our alumni. 

Professor David Naccache is a cryptographer, currently a professor at the Pantheon-Assas Paris II University and a member of the Ecole normale superieure's Computer Laboratory. He is also a visiting professor at Royal Holloway, University of London's Information Security Group. David authored about 150 papers in information security and is the inventor of more than 100 patent families in the field. His topics of interest are public-key cryptography, reverse engineering and information forensics. The title of his talk will be 'Improving Thomlinson-Walker's Software Patching Scheme Using Standard Cryptographic and Statistical Tools'.

Professor Andy Clark started his career in the information security industry in 1984 when he joined Open Computer Security as Research & Development Manager for the company's range of commercial encryption products aimed at the banking and finance sector. Subsequently he joined Logica's Secure Systems Division where he was responsible for the business and technical success of a range of secure programmes in the government sector. Since the mid 1990's he has been involved in five new business start-ups in secure systems development and alaysis and computer and cryptographic forensics. In 2010 he left Detica, where he was Head of Forensics, to found Primary Key Associates Limited, a multidisciplinary team that specialises in addressing a wide range of information security and forensics challenges from physical to cyber security. His current research interests include the challenges of successfully acquiring and forensically analysing increasing levels of data stored in mobile and cloud based systems. He is an experienced expert witness and has prepared and given evidence in chief in a wide range of civil and criminal cases in the UK courts. He maintains a particular interest in cryptographic research and served on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) for 17 years. In 2010 he was awarded Fellowship of IACR. He is a co-author of the book 'Enterprise Security Architecture: A Business Driven Approach'. He is a Director and Trustee of The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park. The title of his talk will be 'How do we manage to get this security stuff so wrong? (a reflection on systems thinking)'.


We are very grateful to our sponsors who make this event possible. We thank BT, Deloitte, KPMG, NTT Com Security, Royal Holloway Enterprises, Thales and Tier 3 for their support this year.

Previous Conferences

Details of the last conference, which marked the 20th anniversary of the MSc Information Security, can be found here. Details of the other previous conferences can be found using the link on the left.

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