Posted on 29/10/2007
The Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London has been awarded the industry prize of the Best Information Security Team (government) at the SC Professional Awards.
The ceremony held at the RSA Conference Europe in London on 22-24 October 2007 saw five categories awarded throughout the information security sector. The honours reward the truly outstanding members of the profession and recognise excellence in the fields of data security and risk management.
Director of the ISG, Professor Peter Wild, is proud to have received the award, ‘It reflects the way that Academia and Industry can work in harmony together and endorses the relevance of our MSc in Information Security’.
‘As a team we try to foster close collaboration with our contacts in the commercial sector. We trust that we are meeting the needs of business by producing high quality graduates in information security’, he said.
ISG at the College comprises of computer scientists and mathematicians conducting research into areas such as the design and evaluation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, smart cards, security management and mobile telecommunications security.
Professor of Information Security, Kenny Paterson, added that it is excellent to receive recognition from within the industry, ′The whole ISG team is committed to working hand-in-hand with industry to set the highest levels of quality in research and education in Information Security. This external validation helps to confirm that we′re continuing to do that.′
With an estimated two billion security incidents to date, information security is thought to be key in securing success in any organisation. The 8th Annual RSA Conference Europe highlighted how critical it is to stay ahead of information security threats and informed about the latest solutions, products and trends.