PETRAS 1st Strategic Research Fund (SRF) Call for Expressions of Interest

This call is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Summary The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity invites proposals from eligible UK higher education institutions (HEIs) for collaborative projects in the cybersecurity of devices and networks at the edge of the internet research to be undertaken jointly with user partners. Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through …

Are you aware of your legal right to data portability?

Data portability might not be the best-known right outlined in European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. However, it offers potentials that a project at University College London is currently exploring.    In the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) environment, it is not only important to have access to one’s data but also the ability to transfer it across different devices and platforms. This so-called “data portability” right, outlined in the most recent General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”; 2016/679), is subject to an ongoing MPA student project at UCL …

Catalyser Projects

AI for Key Management and Mitigating Attacks (AIKEMA)Dr. Haitham Cruickshank, University of Surrey PETRAS will consider how machine learning approaches to automated key management within the transport sector could help manage network load and intrusion detection and better understand and mitigate risk, particularly within 5G systems, and utilising the 5GIC tested with the support of Telefonica to understand challenges at …

Spotlight On: Dr Larissa Pschetz

In this monthly feature, we provide some insight into the PETRAS community who make up our diverse research Centre. This month Dr Larissa Pschetz, Lecturer in Design Informatics at The University of Edinburgh is stepping into the spotlight. What is your role and what does it involve?I am a researcher and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. My research is …

Insights into ensuring society benefits from IoT: Living in the Internet of Things 2019

The 2019 PETRAS/IET Living in the Internet of Things conference was held at London’s Savoy Place on the 1-2 May. The conference provided essential insights into realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world — ensuring society can benefit from the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) while remaining safe, secure and resilient. Professor David de Roure, PETRAS Co-Investigator …

New Report: Evolving Security Issues and the Responsiveness of Critical Infrastructure Protection Approaches

Professor Jeremy Watson, PETRAS Director and Dr Uchenna Ani, PETRAS Researcher have released a report (a copy of the report can be downloaded here) focussed on the responsiveness of existing Critical Infrastructure Protection approaches to address evolving security risks posed by IT and IoT adoption. Particularly, how to effectively model the complex behaviour of interconnected CIs and their protection as …

IoT in Ports: Six Key Security and Governance Challenges for the UK

In January 2019, the UK Government published its Maritime 2050: Navigating the Future strategy. In the strategy, the government highlighted the importance of digitalisation (with well-designed regulatory support) to achieving its goal of ensuring that the UK plays a global leadership role in the maritime sector. PETRAS Researchers have released a briefing document, led by Dr. Feja Lesniewska (PETRAS UCL …

Launch of The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity

As part of the UK Government’s wider initiative to become a world leader in tackling cyber threats, today PETRAS launches a National Centre to provide a step-change in research associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). The PETRAS (privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security) National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity will provide national capability enabling the UK to become …