Category Archives: security

Kent researchers involved in project to make chatbots more trustworthy

Dr Jason Nurse from the School of Computing is involved in a new project led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) designed to make chatbots more trustworthy. From banking and insurance to shopping these human-like computer programmes are becoming … Continue reading

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Widespread media coverage for Dr Budi Arief on WhatsApp flaw

Dr Arief, from the School of Computing, has been cited in over 250 publications including The Daily Mail, The Scotsman and This is Money since providing a comment about a major security flaw discovered in the popular messaging service WhatsApp. … Continue reading

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Expert Comment: Banning Huawei from UK 5G network build would never work

Professor of Cyber Security Shujun Li from the School of Computing says the government’s decision to approve the use of Huawei equipment in the construction of new 5G networks is to be welcomed. ‘As a cyber-security researcher, I welcome the … Continue reading

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Research throws up vulnerability in alarms

RESEARCHERS have been able to exploit vulnerabilities in a number of car alarm systems enabling them to unlock doors and start the engine. Dr Budi Arief, from the School of Computing at the University of Kent is an expert on … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Jason Nurse contributes to an article on the Symantec blog

Dr Jason Nurse has contributed to an article on the Symantec blog advising CISO’s to think beyond pure tech when looking for more resources to improve security. The article entitled ‘Advice for CISOs: Want More Resources? Think Beyond Pure Tech’ … Continue reading

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Refinitiv CIO John Finch visits the School of Computing

Presentation by John Finch ALL WELCOME Tuesday 19 February 2-3pm, Marlowe LT1 Book now John Finch is the Chief Information Officer for Refinitiv – formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters – and is responsible for all engineering, … Continue reading

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Why Amazon, Facebook and Google don’t need to spy on your conversations to know what you’re talking about.

Dr Jason Nurse from the School of Computing Cyber Security Research Group has written an article for The Conversation on why Amazon, Facebook and Google don’t need to spy on your conversations to know what you’re talking about. If you’ve ever wondered … Continue reading

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Funded PhD studentship in Human-Machine Teaming in Cyber Security

The School of Computing is currently inviting applications for a three-year PhD scholarship in Human-machine teaming for supporting human decision making to enhance security of cyber-physical systems. We invite applications for a three year, funded PhD studentship from UK or … Continue reading

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Kent computing expert featured in children’s book on amazing careers

A children’s book aimed at explaining what sorts of careers are available to them in the future includes an interview with Dr Jason Nurse from the School of Computing. Dr Nurse is featured in the book called Fantastic jobs and how … Continue reading

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