School of Computing

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.

As a group of around 40 people our research focusses on cyber security and computer systems resilience.   We are part of the NCSC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security at Newcastle University. 

Cyber security depends on people, as well as systems, so our work spans many fields.  We work with psychologists, civil engineers, mathematicians, industry partners and users of systems.  We discover new attacks, invent technologies and investigate human factors. 

Our research is of interest to a wider audience and can gain substantial media coverage. Our research into credit card fraud gained national coverage by the BBC.

We publish our research in internationally leading conferences, such as the Computer and Communications Security Conference, and attend these annually.  

Our research receives funding from UK Research Councils, NCSC, NSA, EU and various industry partners such as ARM, Siemens, EMVCo and Atom Bank.

We teach an MSc in Computer Security and Resilience  and a BSC in Computer Science (Cyber Security and Resilience).  We also have an online MOOC to give you an idea of our topics of interest.  

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Staff

Find out which staff members are involved in our research.

Staff

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Telephone: +44 191 208 7994

Dr Muhammad Azad
Research Associate

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Dr Samiran Bag
Research Associate

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Dr Anirban Bhattacharyya
Guest Member of Staff

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Telephone: +44 191 208 8592

Dr Kovila Coopamootoo
Research Fellow

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Dr Changyu Dong
Senior Lecturer in Security

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Dr Martin Emms
Guest Member of Staff

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

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Telephone: +44 191 208 8987

Professor Feng Hao
Professor of Security Engineering

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Telephone: +44 191 208 6384

Dr Alexei Iliasov
Senior Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 191 208 5993

Dr John Mace
Research Associate

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Dr Maryam Mehrnezhad
Research Fellow

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Dr Charles Morisset
Lecturer in Security

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Dr Zoya Pourmirza
Research Associate

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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

Dr Stephen Riddle
Senior Lecturer

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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

Dr Ioannis Sfyrakis
Research Associate

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Ehsan Toreini
Research Associate

Professor Aad van Moorsel
Prof of Distributed Systems

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Telephone: +44 191 208 7711

Janette Wynn
Operations Assistant

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Telephone: 0191 208 7997

PhD Students

Best Paper Award

Best Paper Awards

Feb 2017: Best Security & Resilience (S&R) Paper

Mohammed Aamir Ali, Budi Arief, Martin Emms, and Aad van Moorsel. "Does The Online Card Payment Landscape Unwittingly Facilitate Fraud? ", IEEE Security & Privacy, 2017.

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.

Publications

Publications from our group can be found here.