KirCCS researchers win two major awards at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2019

Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) are pleased to announce that two of their  members, Dr Jason Nurse and Dr Orcun Cetin, have won  major awards at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2019 (NDSS) which took place in San Diego last February.

NDSS, one of the “Big 4” conferences in the cyber security field,  fosters information exchange among researchers and practitioners of network and distributed system security. The major goal is to encourage and enable the internet community to apply, deploy and advance the state of available security technologies.

Dr Jason Nurse, Core member of the Centre and  lecturer at the School of Computing, and his co-authors won the Distinguished Poster Presentation Award for their work “Cybercrime investigators are users too! Understanding the socio-technical challenges faced by law enforcement”.

His poster can be seen here: www.ndss-symposium.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ndss2019posters_paper_23.pdf

Jason said, “It was a great to see our research on Cybercrime Investigations win this Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) award. Cybercrime investigators – both in law enforcement and in private industry – face numerous challenges when policing and responding to online crimes. Our work is one of the first trying to identify these broad issues and propose recommendations for addressing them. The socio-technical nature of our research is quite novel, and we have also published the full paper of this research in the Workshop on Usable Security and Privacy (USEC) 2019. We hope our findings can be useful to guide researchers in better supporting law enforcement, and for law enforcement in understanding the breath of challenges faced.”

Dr Orcun Cetin, Research Associate working at the Centre and School of Computing, and his co-authors won the Distinguished Paper Award for their work “Cleaning up the internet of evil things: real-world evidence on ISP and consumer efforts to remove mirai”

Orcun, who attended the conference, said “This is an incredible honour. Very glad to see that interdisciplinary studies are getting recognition in NDSS community. This award shows the importance of Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS)”.

His paper can be seen here: www.ndss-symposium.org/ndss-paper/cleaning-up-the-internet-of-evil-things-real-world-evidence-on-isp-and-consumer-efforts-to-remove-mirai/

Congratulations to them on such great achievements.