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The Centre for Cyber Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN) hosts Cyber Security Seminar Series with prestigious and passionate invited speakers from both research communities and industry. The invited speakers present a wide range of works in cyber security, bringing the wider community together to discuss up-to-date lines of research and latest industry concerns. 

The seminars are held online, open to the general public and free to attend. Would you like to join, please contact Dr Hafizul Asad to register.

Confirmed speakers

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Professor Vasilis Katos
  • Professor Theo Tryfonas
  • Dr Harjinder Singh
  • Dr Maria Bada
  • Professor Pete Burnap

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Professor Theo Tryfonas (University of Bristol)

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Cybersecurity Challenges for Connected and Automated Vehicles: Experiences from the FLOURISH project

Would you like to join, please contact Dr Hafizul Asad to register.

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Dr Harjinder Singh (University of Warwick)

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Dashcam forensics

A dashboard camera (“dashcam”) is an in-vehicle mountable camera which records video and audio footage of vehicle journeys. Dashcams create numerous artefacts of evidential value such as GPS data, temporal data, vehicular speed data, audio, video and photographic images. Dashcam usage has increased over the last few years with 9% of drivers using dashcams in 2015, 17% in 2017, and 27% in 2018 (Aviva, 2018). This number is expected to increase remarkably, particularly with some manufacturers planning to incorporate dashcam capability within new car design. Dashcam evidence is essential in road-traffic related incidents as well as to provide evidence of in-vehicle activity. Despite their importance, there is a paucity of research into dashcam forensics, and there are no known tools that enable dashcam forensics. This talk highlights the work that we are doing in supporting this field. The talk provides an overview of the evidential value of dashcam devices, methods of extracting the evidence, efforts to develop a useful dashcam evidence dataset, and then reports on three prototypes aimed at extracting dashcam evidence.

Dr Maria Bada (Queen Mary University London)

Wednesday 16 February 2022

The human factor in cybercrime

During this seminar I will be discussing the two sides of the human factor in cybercrime. First, I will be presenting the pathways and psychologies of cybercriminals. In addition, I will be describing the role of victims and different types of harms cyber-attacks can cause.

Professor Pete Burnap (Cardiff University)

Wednesday 23 February 2022

AI for cybersecurity innovation  
I will talk about innovation in the area of cyber security analytics - developing machine learning methods to detect and block cyber attacks (e.g. detecting ransomware within 4 seconds of execution and killing the underlying processes). Rather than just focusing on this as a 'black box', I'll pull it apart and talk about how we can use these methods to enable security practitioners to ask and answer questions about 'what' and 'why' these methods are flagging attacks (explainable AI). I'll also talk about resilience of machine learning methods to manipulation and adversarial attacks - how stable these approaches are to diversity and evolution of malware for example. Finally, I will reflect on this topic in the context of practical use. 

Past events

Professor Vasilis Katos (Bournemouth University)

Wednesday 20 October 2021, 11:00-12:30

A socio-technical view of cybersecurity in smart cities

As many cities across the globe invest a considerable amount of effort, resources and budget to modernise their infrastructure by deploying a series of technologies such as 5G, Software Defined Networks and IoT, their exposure to potential software vulnerabilities also increases. In this talk, we will explore aspects of software vulnerabilities in a localised, city context and discuss issues and research directions in developing resilient and safe cities, by considering both the technical infrastructure as well as citizen participation.

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