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Thursday 29th June 2017

New edition of Smart Cards, Tokens, Security and Applications published

New edition of Smart Cards, Tokens, Security and Applications published
Description
The 2nd edition of Smart Cards, Tokens, Security and Applications, edited by Professor Keith Mayes and Professor Konstantinos Markantonakis of the Information Security Group has now been published.This book provides a broad overview of the many card systems and solutions that are in practical use today. This new edition adds content on RFIDs, embedded security, attacks and countermeasures, security evaluation, javacards, banking or payment cards, identity cards and passports, mobile systems security, and security management. A step-by-step approach educates the reader in card types, production, operating systems, commercial applications, new technologies, security design, attacks, application development, deployment and lifecycle management. By the end of the book the reader should be able to play an educated role in a smart card related project, even to programming a card application.
Date:
29/06/2017

Happy 10th Birthday iPhone

Happy 10th Birthday iPhone
Description
Prof Keith Martin and Prof Kenny Paterson celebrate the 10th birthday of the iPhone, the nearest thing to a secure pocket computer in an article written for The Conversation
Date:
29/06/2017
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Hunting ELFs: An investigation into Android malware detection

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Hunting ELFs: An investigation into Android malware detection
Description
Every year a number of the top graduates of the GCHQ accredited MSc Information Security programme contributes valuable white papers to the Information Security industry through a thesis series hosted by Computer Weekly. In the fifth article, "Hunting ELFs: An investigation into Android malware detection", of our Computer Weekly 2017 Royal Holloway information security thesis series, Thomas Atkinson describes how malicious ELFs (Executable and Linkable Format) lying dormat in the depths of Android mobile applications may be detected.
Date:
28/06/2017
Thursday 22nd June 2017

ISG staff & students attend summer school on real-world crypto and privacy

ISG staff & students attend summer school on real-world crypto and privacy
Description
Last week saw PhD students from the ISG make the trip out to Šibenik; a city on the long coastline of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia. Not only is Croatia the filming location for King's Landing in Game of Thrones, it is also the home of the annual Summer School on Real-World Crypto and Privacy. The school aims at bringing together PhD students, postdoc researchers and security experts from industry in a four-day event. As well as ample networking opportunities, the summer school provides a host of introductory lectures on various topics.
Date:
22/06/2017
Wednesday 21st June 2017

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Cyber-risks in maritime container terminals: Analysis of threats and simulation of impacts

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Cyber-risks in maritime container terminals: Analysis of threats and simulation of impacts
Description
Every year a number of the top graduates of the GCHQ accredited MSc Information Security programme contributes valuable white papers to the Information Security industry through a thesis series hosted by Computer Weekly. In the fourth article - "Cyber-risks in maritime container terminals: Analysis of threats and simulation of impacts" - of our Computer Weekly 2017 Royal Holloway Information Security thesis series, Peter Beaumont explains the dependence of modern container terminals on communications technology, and shows how the impact of cyber-attacks against them can be modelled using Discrete Event Simulation techniques.
Date:
21/06/2017
Wednesday 14th June 2017

ISG host the first London Crypto Day

Description
On Monday 5th June 2017, the first London Crypto Day was held in the Moore Auditorium of Royal Holloway, University of London, sponsored by the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Holloway Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security.The event, organised by Liz Quaglia and Kenny Paterson, from the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, attracted over 50 attendees for a day of cryptography talks.
Date:
14/06/2017

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Cyber-physical attacks: Dawn of a new age in cyber-warfare?

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Cyber-physical attacks: Dawn of a new age in cyber-warfare?
Description
Every year a number of the top graduates of the GCHQ accredited MSc Information Security programme contributes valuable white papers to the Information Security industry through a thesis series hosted by Computer Weekly. In the third article - 'Cyber-physical attacks: Dawn of a new age in cyber-warfare' - of our Computer Weekly 2017 Royal Holloway Information Security thesis series, Christopher Cope examines the potential impact of cyber-physical attacks, focusing particularly on the use of aggressive cyber activity in support of political objectives.The full MSc thesis from which the article is distilled is published on the Information Security Group's Technical Reports webpage.
Date:
14/06/2017
Saturday 10th June 2017

Royal Holloway wins Best Cyber Security Education Award

Royal Holloway wins Best Cyber Security Education Award
Description
Royal Holloway University of London has won the award for the Best Cyber Security Education Programme at SC Awards Europe 2017
Date:
10/06/2017
Wednesday 7th June 2017

Royal Holloway wins Best Cyber Security Education Award

Royal Holloway wins Best Cyber Security Education Award
Description
The Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London has won the award for the Best Cyber Security Education Programme at SC Awards Europe 2017
Date:
07/06/2017

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Towards more robust internetworks: an application of graph theory

Computer Weekly 2017 information security thesis series: Towards more robust internetworks: an application of graph theory
Description
Every year a number of the top graduates of the GCHQ accredited MSc Information Security programme contributes valuable white papers to the Information Security industry through a thesis series hosted by Computer Weekly. In the second article article - "Towards more robust internetworks: an application of graph theory" - of our Computer Weekly 2017 Royal Holloway Information Security thesis series, Jamie Greenwood shows how graph theory can be used to evaluate the robustness of various network configurations when subjected to targeted attacks.The full MSc thesis from which the article is distilled is published on the Information Security Group's Technical Reports webpage.
Date:
07/06/2017
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