Some more recommendations from our staff that you may find useful or fun to watch or listen to before the official start of the course. There is no obligation for you to look at any of these but if you are at a loose end and looking for something to do, this might be a good place to start.
An Interview with Shujun Li, Professor of Cyber Security, on the relationship between AI, Humans and Cyber Security
A talk by Jason Nurse, Lecturer in School of Computing, on Security and privacy risks to our presence in cyberspace
Recommended by Sanjay Bhattacherjee, Lecturer in the School of Computing
Mathematics and Cryptography – A Marriage of Convenience
A series of Videos by Simon Thompson, Emeritus Professor of Logic and Computation, an Introduction to Marlowe, a domain-specific language for financial contracts on blockchain. For students with some computing knowledge.
Recommended by Sarah Turner, a PhD student in the School of Computing.
Reply All – A podcast about the internet. Sarah specifically recommends:
#130 The Snapchat Thief
Cyber – A Hacking podcast by Motherboard
Note to Self – Your guide to an accelerating world
Recommended by Tomas Petricek, Lecturer in the School of Computing
Sonic Pi is a code-based music creation and performance tool. With Sonic PI, you can learn to code creatively by composing or performing music in an incredible range of styles from Classical & Jazz to Grime & EDM. A fun (and loud) way to get started with coding!
Recommended by Shujun Li, Professor of Cyber Security in the School of Computing
Cyber First Advanced Virtual Summer course – Inspired and led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, CyberFirst is a programme of opportunities and support helping young people explore their passion for computers and technology and introducing them to the fascinating world of cyber security.
Tutorials by Professor Simon Thompson, Emeritus Professor of Logic and Computation, on Marlowe and Marlowe Playground
Marlowe Tutorials, a domain-specific language for financial contracts on blockchain. For students with some computing knowledge.
Marlowe Playground, a browser based tool for building and interacting with Marlowe contracts. For students with some computing knowledge.