School of Computing Science

Secure and Resilient Systems

Secure and Resilient Systems

About

Our research directly contributes to creating modern information systems, networks and infrastructures. These are dependable and secure in all aspects.

We investigate fundamental concepts, development techniques, models, architectures and mechanisms. 

Our solutions need to be resilient to malicious attacks and accidental faults. They deliver services that can be trusted by their stakeholders. 

Our aims

Our group research combines a rigorous theoretical approach to requirements and design with a coherent framework for practical system operation. 

Fault and attack tolerance is available at all levels:

  • component
  • system
  • systems of systems
  • network
  • socio-environment

The security of such systems is largely impacted by the decisions of human users. Because of this, our group investigates the science of security, including human factors.

Staff

Find out which staff members are involved in our research.

Staff

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Telephone: +44 191 208 7994

Dr Samiran Bag
Research Associate

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Dr Dylan Clarke
Research Associate

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Dr Changyu Dong
Senior Lecturer in Security

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Dr Martin Emms
Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 7973189609

Dr Siamak Fayyaz Shahandashti
Senior Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 191 208 8238

Rem Gensh
Research Technician

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Jill Green
Research Administrator

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Telephone: +44 191 208 7999

Dr Thomas Gross
Lecturer Security, Privacy and Trust. Director of the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security

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Telephone: +44 191 208 8987

Dr Feng Hao
Reader in Security Engineering

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Telephone: +44 191 208 6384

Dr Alexei Iliasov
Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 191 208 5993

John Mace
Research Assistant

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Professor Songchun Moon
Visiting Professor

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Telephone: 07887863541; +44 191 208 7972

Dr Charles Morisset
Lecturer in Security

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Atinder Pal
Research Assistant

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Dr Zoya Pourmirza
Research Associate

Dr Ashur Rafiev
Research Associate

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Professor Brian Randell
Emeritus Professor, and Senior Research Investigator

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Telephone: +44 191 208 7923

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Telephone: +44 191 208 5156

Professor Alexander Romanovsky
Prof of Computing Science

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Telephone: +44 191 208 8135

Professor Andreas Roth
Visiting Professor of Practice

Nipun Thekkummal
Research Assistant

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Professor Aad van Moorsel
Head of School, Professor

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Telephone: +44 191 208 7711

Dr Yilei Wang
Research Associate

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Student

Find out which students are involved in our research.

Mr. Daniel Nesbitt Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83605
Mr. John Mace Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 87873
Ms. Supha Khankaew Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83464
Mr. Mohamad Tayara Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 85153
Ms. Maryam Mehrnezhad Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 85153
Mr. David Ebo Adjepon-Yamoah Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 88058
Mr. Sami Alajrami Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 86858
Mr. Patrick McCorry Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 88715
Mr. Ioannis Sfyrakis Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83605
Mr. Ehsan Toreini Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 88246
Mr. Mohammed Aamir Ali - Email:
 
Mr. Rem Gensh Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83464
Mr. Luke Martin Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83464
Ms. Uchechi Nwadike Email:
 
Mr. Moneef Almutairi Email:
 
Mr. Peter Carmichael Email:
 
Mr. Richie Jenkins Email:
 
Mr. Paulius Stankaitis Email:
 
Mr. Amjad Yousef A. Aldweesh Email:
 
Mr. Roberto Metere Email:
 
Mr. Raffaello Perrotta Email:
 
Mr. Mohammed Alqahtani Email:
 

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Best Paper Award

Best Paper Awards

Feb 2016: Best Security & Resilience (S&R) Paper

Patrick McCorry, Siamak F. Shahandashti, Feng Hao, "Refund attacks on Bitcoin’s Payment Protocol," Financial Cryptography and Data Security, 2016.

Feb 2015: Best Security Paper

Martin Emms, Budi Arief, Leo Freitas, Joseph Hannon, Aad van Moorsel, "Harvesting high value foreign currency transactions from EMV contactless credit cards without the PIN", Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'14), pp. 716-726, November 2014.