The privacy management of 16 popular social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, is "seriously deficient," according to a study being published in the June issue of Computer magazine.
Security Lancaster and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics held a workshop to form a new collaborative group who will widen the knowledge of cybercrime and start developing innovative approaches to obtaining information on cyber criminals. The workshop included security researchers and statisticians, solicitors specialising in cybercrime, and experts from government agencies.
University-based 'Security Lancaster' is to be part of a bid to increase UK-India cyber security research collaborations tackling key issues demanding global cooperation.
Three MSc in Cyber Security students were rewarded by security company Secarma for their solutions to global security challenges.
A way to improve detection rates in police interviews has been discovered by researchers following a mock terrorism scenario where suspects plotted to blow up a building.
Wednesday 29 May 2013, 0900-1630
The Work Foundation
Dr Nathan Roger, Swansea University
Thursday 30 May 2013, 1300-1400
The research described in this talk,argues that since September 11th 2001 image warfare has replaced techno-war (first premiered during the 1991 Gulf War) as the primary warfighting model. It suggests that image warfare is a form of warfare in which al-Qaeda currently dominates while the West is still playing catch-up. Consequently there is an urgent need to better understand image warfare, rather than merely revising techno-war strategies, in an attempt to counter the new security challenges...
William Knowles, Security Lancaster
Wednesday 03 July 2013, 0900-1630
The Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), one of the UK's primary penetration testing certification bodies for individuals and organisations, is introducing CRESTx, a spin-off from their flagship conference CRESTcon. CRESTx was inspired by the success of TEDx, and brings short talks on big ideas to the domain of cyber security.