This week we were delighted to welcome Professor Ekram Hossain from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Professor Hossain is a well-known IEEE fellow, author and editor in ‘Communication Networks’ publications, and is the main lead for the ‘Wireless Communication, Networks and Services (WiCoNS)’ research group at Manitoba.
Professor Hossain introduced us to a research presentation titled ‘5G Cellular Key Enabling Technologies and Research Challenges’. The presentation included and discussed current 3G and 4G technologies, licensed and un-licensed spectrum bands, multiple and co-existing architectures, the latitude of networks for users and providers, as well as the fabrications needed to support a clear rise in user density on mobile networks. Examples of such support and architectural enhancements are smaller base stations known as femtocells, picocells, and microcells. These stand in contrast to current macrocells which are commonly known as cell towers. Continue reading
Victor Völzow presents his digital forensics Masterclass to CCCU students.
Our Computing, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity students had the pleasure to be shown the complex and dynamic world of digital forensics, by Victor Völzow, an international speaker on the subject. Victor is a trainer in digital forensics in Germany with a background in policing. He started working in the field in 2007 and has been training forensic specialists from regional, federal, and international law enforcement since. Continue reading
Tom sits, tapping away at his keyboard; his monitor resembles something from the Matrix. All of a sudden, “[Access Granted]” flashes on the screen and Tom, unbeknownst to the bankers and its users, now has access to every customer’s details. A security breach of overwhelming proportions is now on our hands; and it all happened from within Canterbury Christ Church University’s Invicta building.
Nick Murison from Cigital presents to students
This scenario may sound like something from a Hollywood movie, but it’s precisely what our students from the second and third years did under the watchful eyes of Nick Murison and Alexander Evans from Cigital. Of course, the bank was fictitious, but the attacks were very real and could pose serious problems to everyone concerned. Continue reading
To kick off the New Year, Canterbury Christ Church University invited Jonathan Haddock, a Network and Security engineer in local government, to join our third-year Networking class. He showed us a glimpse of his world by demonstrating ARP poisoning which is, for those of us not in the know, intercepting and modifying traffic between two hosts. Continue reading