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Cyber Technology Institute represented at MILCOM’18 (IEEE/AFCEA Military Communications Conference)

Attending MILCOM (IEEE/AFCEA Military Communications Conference) is always a great experience. Not only because MILCOM is one of the flagship conferences for the IEEE Communications Society, but also because this conference is unique from any other conference in many ways. … Continue reading

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ICS CTF at BRUCON

LOCATION: University of Ghent, Belgium DATE: 4th-5th October 2018 EVENT: BruCon DMU was once again invited by ICS Village to help develop and run an Industrial Control Systems Capture the Flag event at a major international conference. Following on from … Continue reading

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Another successful ICS-CSR conference

This August, the ICS-CSR conference, jointly organised by De Montfort University, the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria and Airbus, was hosted at the University of Hamburg. This was the 5th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security … Continue reading

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How Google stays under the radar by being everywhere

When Google started 20 years ago, most mainstream “news” about the Internet was fluff: the month’s most popular search terms  were the main item. In 2018, the news is reporting on Internet services undermining democracy, contributing to genocide, or profiling … Continue reading

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Meet our experts…Dr Francisco Aparicio Navarro

This month, we welcome a new member to the Cyber Technology Institute team. Dr Francisco Aparicio Navarro received his B.Eng. degree in Telecommunications Engineering, specialising in Computer Networks, from the Technical University of Cartagena, Spain, in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Computer Network … Continue reading

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Liam Fox’s cyber security export strategy: guess which elephant in the room?

As part of his ongoing efforts to ensure an economically viable post-Brexit Britain, Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has recently released a new Cyber Security Export Strategy for the UK, targeting the period up to 2021. As … Continue reading

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How safe is our Facebook data?

Professor Eerke Boiten from Cyber Technology Institute, De Montfort University, was recently asked by  BBC3 to comment on the security of our Facebook data after the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. His comments were quoted in the article: ‘I downloaded all my Facebook data … Continue reading

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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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