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Kent student IT consultancy to offer cyber security advice to local firms

Organisations across Kent will be able to receive help and support dealing with cyber security threats thanks to a new offering from the Kent IT Consultancy (KITC), based within the School of Computing at the University of Kent. The KITC … Continue reading

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Cyber Security – darknet use higher in 18-24 year olds

A survey at Kent has revealed that 5% of British adults have browsed the darknet, with 1% acknowledging they have bought items from it. The survey by the by the Cyber Security Centre found that the percentage who bought items is much … Continue reading

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Research could play major role in curbing illegal ivory sales

A new automated data mining system researched at the University could lead to the detection of potentially illegal eBay sales of elephant ivory. Law enforcement agencies and conservationist are expected to make use of the system – developed by researchers … Continue reading

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University recognised for excellence in cyber security research

The internationally leading research activity at the University of Kent’s Cybersecurity centre has been recognised by GCHQ and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the award of the title of  Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research … Continue reading

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Survey reveals sorry state of European cybersecurity

Cybersecurity experts Julio Hernandez-Castro and Eerke Boiten respond to the European survey on cybersecurity. The European Commission’s annual Eurobarometer Cyber Security Survey, the third edition of which was recently released, is a substantial survey of more than 27,000 respondents from 28 … Continue reading

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Expert response to banks using fingerprint technology

An article published on the BBC news website reports that two banks are allowing their customers to access accounts on their smartphones using fingerprint recognition technology. The School of Computing’s Eerke Boiten responds to the use of this technology: ‘If users “must … Continue reading

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Three funded security research projects for 2015

Dr Julio Hernandez-Castro has secured funding for three projects starting in 2015. The first, Improving cyber security using realistic synthetic face generation, has secured funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). This project will be looking at … Continue reading

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UK police and anonymity on the internet

Dr Eerke Boite and Dr Julio Hernandez-Castro of the University’s School of Computing and Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security Research have asked poignant questions following an announcement by the National Crime Agency (NCA). The NCA said it had made 660 arrests after an operation to … Continue reading

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Ransom paid by two out of every five victims of CryptoLocker

New figures from the University of Kent have revealed that around forty per cent of victims of an advanced form of malware called CryptoLocker have agreed to pay the ransom, of typically $300 to $750, to recover their files. This … Continue reading

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Cybercrime research in the news

Research undertaken by the School of Computing into the extent of cybercrime and its risk to the UK population has been covered extensively by the national press. Articles appeared in The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Times Online, The Independent, The … Continue reading

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