Category Archives: Events

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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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

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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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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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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Sri Lanka National Capacity Building Initiative in Cybercrime Forensics, Cybersecurity and Cyber Intelligence

Dr Abhaya Induruwa delivers the keynote address at the Cybersecurity Industry Forum in Sri Lanka

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Dr Abhaya Induruwa, Director of the Centre for Cybercrime & Security Innovation (CCSI) recently delivered the keynote address at the Cyber Security Industry Forum organised by Sri Lanka Telecom in collaboration with the Sri Lanka CERT|CC (Computer Emergency Readiness Team| Coordination Centre).  The theme of Abhaya’s address was the importance of National Capacity Building Initiative in Cybercrime Forensics, Cybersecurity and Cyber Intelligence in Sri Lanka. The event held at Hotel Hilton Residencies, Colombo, Sri Lanka was attended by more than 150 CIOs, CISOs, CEOs and other security industry personnel.

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Abhaya Induruwa honoured by Sri Lanka Telecom with a Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr Abhaya Induruwa, Director of the Centre for Cybercrime & Security innovation and Principal Lecturer in Computing, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, was recently honoured by Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, the largest telecom services provider in Sri Lanka, with a lifetime achievement award.   At the SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence held in Colombo on 22 June Dr Induruwa received this lifetime achievement award “in recognition of the yeomen contribution he has made to the computer education sector and data communication industry over the years by pioneering ICT education and by playing a pivotal role in the deployment of the Internet in Sri Lanka”. 

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Our Computing, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity End of Term Event

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To end this years Computing, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity social events, we held our end of term party at The Lounge CCSU where students were able to enjoy pizza, cake and drinks. Students and staff were able to listen to music and a few games of pool were played.

Following the success of a number of events this academic year, we hope to continue with similar social events in our next academic year.

We look forward to seeing our students at the next event and wish you all a great summer! For our most recent third years … we wish you good luck and congratulations with your results, graduation and success in your future careers.

Attending and Presenting at the 2017 National Conference for Learning and Teaching in Cyber Security

In April 2017 a number of Canterbury Christ Church University final year students and staff members attended, and presented, at the National Conference for Learning and Teaching in Cyber Security at Liverpool John Moores University. The two day Conference had a positive edge starting with the first day having been centric toward student presentations and competitions. It was great to see that a number of final year students from Universities in the United Kingdom working on some fantastic projects in a vast range of areas, such as web applications, malware, mobile phone apps and cybercrime. Many conferences lack this element to provide students the opportunity to step into the limelight, so it was fantastic to see feedback and questions posed for the students. Encouraging work and a fantastic experience for the final year students, as I am sure they would agree. It was also positive to see the vibe the student competitions provided at the event. 

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