Monthly Archives: February 2017

First Computing, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Film Event

IMG_1266.JPGComputing, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity held our first film screening last Wednesday.  Zero Days was a great way to start, and the film, pizza and drinks were enjoyed by all in attendance.  We have got another event coming up on Wednesday 15th March 2017 starting at 15:00.  Students can vote for what they want the next film to be (see Blackboard!) and current front runners include The Social Network and Citizenfour.  I’m voting for Citizenfour (I’ve seen The Social Network).  I’m hoping no-one (ever!) votes for Skyfall which portrays Q as the worst cybersecurity expert ever when he plugs in a compromised machine to the MI6 network.  Don’t even get me started on how realistic Swordfish is and always remember they only made one Matrix film!

We look forward to seeing our students at the next event!

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IoT BLE Security Vulnerability

Results of a study undertaken by an SRA supported by School RKE funds.

“Things” as referred to in The Internet of “Things”, are everyday objects that have been adapted to be hosts for low energy sensors. These sensors provide the data thus enabling  these “Things” (Devices) to communicate with a network of some kind, in order to either share data or be managed, using a range of Bluetooth and Wireless technologies.

Low energy sensors can be embedded into many devices such as light switches, door locks, power sockets and actuators, which in turn are used to control or monitor more complex things such as central heating systems and home security systems.

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