Sep 27 2022

Next week marks the beginning of our Cyber Security campaign, in line with October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month. Keep an eye out as we share content throughout the month, including tips on staying cyber secure.

We’re also working with academic staff in the Information Security Group to host a series of events, exploring the topic of Cyber security. There will be one event each Wednesday lunchtime throughout the month – find details below. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday 12 October, 1-1.30pm and 1.30-2pm

Smart Card Lab, Bedford Building

Dr Darren Hurley-Smith will host visits to see some of the drone equipment that will be used in the College’s new upcoming omnidrome facility.

Come and learn about our exciting plans to conduct research into drone technology and its usage.

There’s a maximum of 15 attendees per visit, so make sure you book a slot.

Register here.


Wednesday 19 October, 1-2pm

Malware and Hacking Demonstration

Dr Guido Schmitz will give a short demonstration that illustrates the ease by which hackers can compromise your computer systems.

This demonstration will be followed by a panel session, where academic experts and colleagues responsible for securing our College’s computer systems will take your questions and give practical advice about staying secure in cyberspace.

Register here.


Wednesday 26 October, 1-2pm

Cyber-securing the College (a challenging task!)

Researchers at the College’s Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security are undertaking a project to develop a deeper understanding of what it means and takes to cyber-secure a higher education institution.

Gain an insight into the research project by contributing to the workshop, helping us to explore the many challenges involved in enabling a digitally-secure campus.

Register here.


Wednesday 2 November, 1-2pm

Cryptography: From Bletchley Park to the everyday

Prof. Keith Martin will explain the important role that cryptography plays in our everyday cyber security.

He will outline a (very!) brief history of cryptography, focusing on the many uses we all make of cryptography in our daily lives. He will also explain why cryptography is controversial and why politicians often bemoan its use in the media. Finally, he will consider future cryptographic developments and research directions.

Register here.