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Critical infrastructure firms face crackdown over poor cybersecurity

An EU-wide cyber security law is due to come into force in May to ensure that organisations providing critical national infrastructure services have robust systems in place to withstand cyber attacks. The legislation will insist on a set of cyber … Continue reading

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Cyber peacekeeping is integral in an era of cyberwar – here’s why

Cyber warfare is upon us, from interference in elections to a leak of cyber weapons from a national stockpile. And, as with most evolutions in warfare, the world is largely unprepared. Cyber peacekeeping presents significant challenges, which we explore in … Continue reading

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Why we need to know if users don’t stick to IT security policy

Is finding out that users don’t comply with the policy a nightmare scenario for an IT security officer, for example of the House of Commons? Hardly. Unless you find out through Twitter, of course, along with the rest of the … Continue reading

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Meet our experts…Professor Eerke Boiten

Professor Eerke Boiten joined the Cyber Technology Institute in April 2017 from the University of Kent where he was the Director of the Cyber Security Research Centre. Professor Boiten spent the first twenty years of his research career, first in … Continue reading

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Meet our experts….Dr Isabel Wagner

Dr Isabel Wagner is a Senior Lecturer in the Cyber Technology Institute here at De Montfort University. She completed her PhD in engineering (Dr.-Ing.) and M.Sc. in computer science (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) from the Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen … Continue reading

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Can you avoid being hit by ransomware?

Yes, you can. Having said that, for the NHS it was probably a bit more difficult to avoid it. After last weekend, it is hardly necessary to explain what ransomware is anymore – even if not all media got the … Continue reading

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CYRAN: a realistic environment for cyber warfare training

Cyber Security of ICS/SCADA systems is a major aspect of current research in the cyber community. Here at the Cyber Technology Institute, we have developed CYRAN – a hybrid cyber range that is a combination of physical and virtual components … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Research….Privacy Measurement by Dr Isabel Wagner

PryMe – a Universal Framework to Measure the Strength of Privacy-enhancing Technologies Privacy is a fundamental human right codified in the European Convention on Human Rights. However, privacy in today’s digital society is constantly under threat, and privacy protections are needed … Continue reading

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#DMUCyberWeek at the Cyber Technology Institute

We will be hosting an exciting programme of workshops and activities here in the Cyber Technology Institute at De Montfort University from Monday 8th May – Friday 12th May. #DMUCyberWeek will be a combination of career events for our current … Continue reading

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“Simulated Critical Infrastructure Protection Scenarios” (SCIPS) – the gamification of cyber security strategy

In order to build and maintain secure computer systems, it is vital that Cyber Security is understood and acknowledged as a critical issue by all levels of an organisation.  To improve the awareness and understanding of cyber security in executives … Continue reading

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