Visit to Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing

Another successful and important visit for our students who visited Bletchley Park and The National Museum of Computing this year.

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A very informative and enjoyable visit for all.

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How to Stay Safe and Legal On-line

During his recent visit to Saegis Campus, Sri Lanka to deliver staff training and induction programmes Dr Abhaya Induruwa, Director of Cyber Innovation Hub, gave a talk to their staff and students on “How to stay safe and legal on the Internet”.  In his presentation Dr Induruwa spoke about how criminals carefully and patiently select their prey before launching attacks, and gave examples of recent spam, phishing and spear phishing attack attempts.  He then went onto discuss the emerging threats, especially due to the large scale proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT), now running into tens of billions of ‘things’.  Using recent hacks on Internet connected devices such as baby monitors, CCTV cameras, personal fitness monitors, heating and cooling systems as case studies, he explained how hackers can affect normal life and harm people.   In particular he warned about the dangers brought about by lack of security in Internet connected soft cuddly toys and how unsuspecting parents and their children can be brought to harm.

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Computer Science and Smart Currencies

Dr Abhaya Induruwa, Director of the Cyber Innovation Hub, was invited to talk at the 11th International Research Conference held at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Ratmalana, Sri Lanka on 14th September 2018.   Dr Induruwa delivered the plenary speech entitled “Computer Science and Smart Currencies for the Modern World” in the session on Smart Solutions for Global Challenges.

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Second Annual Cyber Conference at Canterbury Christ Church University

BOOKING IS NOW OPEN for the 2nd* annual cyber conference organised by the Cyber Innovation Hub of Canterbury Christ Church University

Emerging Cyberspace Challenges and Solutions

Keynote Speaker: David Rogers, Cyber Security & Standards Adviser, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK Government

Date: Friday 11 January 2019

Venue: Michael Berry Lecture Theatre, Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University

Supported by: 

  • The Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • The OWASP Cambridge Chapter and
  • The UK Cyber Security Forum – Cambridge Cluster

Experts from the Industry, Academia and Law Enforcement will give presentations at the Conference covering following topics:

  • Can IPFIX Improve Traffic Capture Techniques for Cyber Threat Intelligence? – Adrian Winckles, Chair, BCS Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group
  • Smart Home Security – Fida Hussain & Dr Man Qi, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Vehicle Forensics: Analysis of the SYNC3 (QNX6 based) Infotainment System of a Ford Kuga – Luc Poelmans, Telecom IT Security Expert, Belgium
  • Validation Techniques for Live Forensic Tools – Ulf Bergum, Head of Education in Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation & Detective Superintendent, Norwegian Police University College, Norway
  • The Threat of Security Knowledge Gaps – Jonathan Haddock, Network Security Engineer, Public Sector
  • Security Auditing of Medical Suppliers and Devices – Dr Nimmo Dragomelo, Senior Consultant, Quality World
  • Electronic Evidence: Role of First Responders in an IoT world – Yves Vandermeer, Chair, European Cybercrime Training & Education Group (ECTEG) and Norwegian Police University College, Norway

To book your free place please go to www.canterbury.ac.uk/cyber-conference-2019

For any further enquiries, please contact: cyberconference@canterbury.ac.uk

* for programme and presentations of last years conference (12 January 2018) please visit: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk//cyber-conference-2018

Dr. Abhaya Induruwa – Director of Cyber Innovation Hub and Principal Lecturer in Computing, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

A Students’ Experience of an Industrial Placement

The opportunity to work in the industry being considering for a career was phenomenal. Not only would this be beneficial when applying for future jobs, but also putting knowledge learnt throughout the time at university into practice.

Finding the right placement is crucial, but of course, starting something new is nerve wracking; nevertheless, it was well worth it. When else would being able to work, benefit towards completing a degree, and benefit job prospects.

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Visit to Bletchley Park, the house of Codebreakers

Thirty five students from Year One of BSc and FD in Computing visited Bletchley Park and The National Museum of Computing on Monday 26th March 2018. The students were accompanied by three members of academic staff: Dr David Bennett, Dr Muna Al-Jepoori and Reza Mousoli from Computing, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity at Canterbury Christ Church University.

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My Journey: From an Interest in Computers to a University Summer Internship in Computing

For most university students the summer means a relaxation from studying, exams and assessments. Many students spend their time on holidays, while others spend their summers in employment. For me it was slightly different.

I was on a trip away at the time when I was told of an internship within Computing, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). I was instantly intrigued. Having read the job description, I soon realised it would be a programming role. I knew I wanted to apply … so, that very afternoon I completed a job application for an internship in the development of an application to help first responders when carrying out first aid. The design of the app itself was to be based around if the Primary and Secondary surveys in first aid had already been accomplished by responders.

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Inspiring ideas for the enquiring young minds

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Abhaya Induruwa and Ian Kennedy of the Department of Computing, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity participated at the Big Bang @ Discovery Park, a free education event organised by the STEM Hub of the University for students of Kent & Medway Secondary Schools.  Students and teachers of Wellesley House School, Laleham Gap School, Ursuline College, and Kent College attended the workshops run by Abhaya and Ian.

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Making the UK and Europe a Safer Place to Live and Work On-line

A Cybercrime and Security Conference – 12 January 2018

Over one hundred cyberforensics and security professionals working in law enforcement, academia and industry attended the conference entitled “Making the UK and Europe a Safer Place to Live and Work On-line” organised by the Cyberforensics & Security Innovation Hub of the University and co-sponsored by the Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group of the British Computer Society. In his opening remarks the Chair of the organising committee Dr Abhaya Induruwa said that the conference theme was very appropriate in today’s context when the lives of almost 7 billion people on earth are touched by the Internet, and cybercrime and security incidents are rapidly increasing. He said that for a number of years the Canterbury Christ Church University has played a major role in Cybercrime forensics education, training and research and expressed hope that delegates will find the conference presentations by industry experts, including some speakers from Norway and Finland, immensely useful. He then invited Prof Robin Bryant, School Director for Research & Knowledge Exchange to say a few words of welcome.

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International Conference on Making the UK and Europe a Safer Place to Live and Work Online (January 2018)

The Cyberforensics and Security Innovation Group at Canterbury Christ Church University have been busy organising the International Conference on ‘Making the UK and Europe a Safer Place to Live and Work Online’.

This conference is particularly aimed at those engaged in law enforcement, working in the cybersecurity and digital forensics indusrty, and in academia.

Speakers confirmed to deliver presentations at the conference are:

  • Prof Alastair Irons, Chair, BCS Cybercrime Forensics SG: Cybercrime and Security Scenario – An Overview
  • Jussi Aittola, National Bureau of Investigation, Finland: Virtual Currencies – Risk, Possibilities and Legal Challenges
  • Ian Howard, Cyber Threat Hunter, 7Safe: How to deal with Ransomware and Blended Threats
  • Yves Vandermeer, Chair, Europol-ECTEG: Capacity Building – A European Initiative
  • Floren Cabrera F. de Teresa, CEO, Bitbond Ltd: Security Framework for IoT
  • Mike Bursell, Chief Security Architect, Red Hat: Open and secure: present and furture
  • Jonathan Haddock, Network Security Engineer, Local Government: Network Security and Incident Management

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