Spotlight On: Dr Charles Morisett

What is your role and what does it involve? I am a Lecturer in Security in the School of Computing, Newcastle University, involved in cyber security research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. How long have you been with PETRAS and what was your previous role? I joined PETRAS with the NUSBIoT project, led by Prof. Carsten Maple at …

G-IoT in the news

The UCL-led “Gender and IoT” (G-IoT) project received further media coverage in the Evening Standard, Reuters, and BBC World Business Report for its research looking at the implications of IoT technologies on victims of domestic violence and abuse. Both the Evening Standard and Reuters cite data from Refuge, a charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence. …

PETRAS Demonstrators: Bringing Research into the Real World

By Dr Alisdair Ritchie  PETRAS Impact Champion PETRAS, the UK’s Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things research hub, has evolved a wide range of cutting-edge research arranged in more than 50 research projects since it began in February 2016. At the start much of this research was at an early Technology Readiness Level and was seeking to analyse what the …

Exciting News for Cardiff University

It is a great pleasure to announce two exciting news items for Cardiff University. Firstly the Hub would like to congratulate Pete Burnap, Professor of Data Science & Cybersecurity, and Director of the Airbus Centre of Excellence in Cybersecurity Analytics, on being given a Professorial promotion in August. The hub recognises this as a huge achievement for Professor Burnap, both …

Workshop on Adoption and Acceptability

In July 2018 a workshop was convened at Lancaster University’s design-led research lab, Imagination Lancaster, in order to discuss, develop and determine the content for the forthcoming Adoption and Acceptability stream report. The Adoption and Acceptability research teams from Lancaster and Warwick Universities came together with researchers working on relevant PETRAS projects. During the day the stream researchers presented two …

UCL researchers launch guide and resource list on IoT-facilitated tech abuse

By Dr Leonie Tanczer PETRAS Research Associate UCL researchers, Dr Leonie Tanczer, Dr Simon Parkin, Dr Trupti Patel and Professor George Danezis launched a guide and a resource list for frontline workers and support services working with victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Principal Investigator and PDRA for the PETRAS Standards, Governance and Policy Stream, Dr Leonie Tanczer, said: “The guide aims to help support services talk about abuse …

Spotlight On: Dr Pete Burnap

What is your role and what does it involve? I am the Director of the Airbus Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics at Cardiff University. We specialise in the use of AI – specifically machine learning – to detect emerging cyber threats and are developing real-time risk modelling approaches to support decision making in the light of emerging cyber …

Presentation on DLT and Block Chains use in intelligent transport systems presentation

By Dr Haitham Cruickshank PETRAS Research Associate Dr Haitham Cruickshank, Reader at the University of Surrey, recently gave a presentation on ‘DLT and Block Chains use in Intelligent transport systems (ITS)’ at the ETSI Security Week, 11-15 June, in France. One of the major themes during the ETSI Security week was “Security and Trust in ICT: the Value of Distributed …

Article by Dr Irina Brass featured in Digital Forensics Magazine

Dr Irina Brass, Co-Investigator of the Standards, Governance and Policy Stream of the PETRAS IoT Hub, has published an article for issue 35 of the Digital Forensics Magazine. The article investigates the latest trends in standardising IoT security for complex cyber-physical systems and its challenges for digital forensics. The article is based on a presentation that Dr Irina Brass has given …