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Research Group: Secure and Resilient Systems.
Main Area of Research: Cyber Security.
As society becomes more digital we need to research new systems so that we can work out how best to balance convenience with security. To do this research, our group have recently outfitted a new cyber security lab. In it we research authentication using ‘smart’ devices such as smartphones and smartlocks, and we also supervise student projects looking at authentication, privacy, and identity theft.
We give each student in the lab a kit-box of equipment which allows them to develop solutions and then test them practically. Alongside a wide variety of smartphones and smartlocks, we also have specialist equipment such as:
- Microsoft Kinects for gesture capture
- Raspberry Pi 3/Pi Nano kits
- Fingerprint readers
- Bluetooth padlocks
We’re testing the capabilities of smart systems to see where the vulnerabilities and strengths lie, and we’re also teaching students how to create more secure systems for the future. By researching the latest technologies, we hope to find and address any inherent problems before they cause damage to people, property or data.
If you would like to find out more about our research, we regularly run a free FutureLearn course in Cyber Security: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cyber-security. Also, watch our YouTube video below.