Monthly Archives: April 2019

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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