Tag Archives: Julio Hernandez-Castro

Promotions for Computing staff

(l-r Budi, Julio and Laura) Three academics from the School of Computing have been given recognition of their ongoing achievements by being promoted. Laura Bocchi has been promoted to Senior Lecturer. Laura is a member of the Programming Langages and Systems … Continue reading

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Computing students in CERN security ‘whitehat hacking’ test

Masters students from the School of Computing recently targeted the home of the Large Hadron Collider in a whitehat hacking exercise. The team of seven School of Computing students are computer security specialists who offered to help CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear … Continue reading

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Is rare wildlife traded on the darknet?

Unlike illicit trade in drugs, guns or pornography, illicit trade in rare species doesn’t have to hide on the ‘darknet’ because people can find whatever they want in the open market. The so-called darknet is not required for trade in … 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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Cyber security research – from Kent to Thailand

The School of Computing has hosted two film crews in an afternoon, both interested in the cyber security work of the School. Lecturer Julio Hernandez-Castro was asked his opinion on a new Kent County Council campaign to help fight cybercrime for a … 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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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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Kent Crypto Challenge launched

The School of Computing has launched the Kent Crypto Challenge as part of the University of Kent’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. The Kent Crypto Challenge is a series of texts, encrypted with the Enigma machine, which are waiting to be cracked. … 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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