We are pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Martin will be leading a new programme of work with the National University of Singapore, on “Security and Privacy in Smart Grid Systems: Countermeasure and Formal Verification.” (see this announcement for information on five sister-projects funded by EPSRC)
Today Oxford welcomed a delegation from the State of Victoria (Australia), to sign a landmark agreement that will see Oxford University’s world-leading Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre establish its first ever international office in Melbourne, to be co-located with a major new cyber security centre. We look forward to this new phase of work for the Centre!
Rogier Creemers has published an insightful paper looking at the first two years of the Xi Jinping administration, to unpick the approaches and implications in Chinese government policy: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2698062
The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre was singled out for special mention in George Osborne’s speech to GCHQ on the new national cyber strategy for the UK: “We have helped establish the outstanding Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre in Oxford. In the coming years we will step up these efforts, mindful that we are bound together in cyberspace.”
The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre will be flying the flag at the 10th Annual Internet Governance Forum in Brazil this week, running a session on Understanding Effective Cyber Security Capacity Building on Wednesday 11 November (details about the session here).
Watch for tweets from @CapacityCentre for live updates all week.
On the 23rd January the CDTs in Cyber Security and Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems will be hosting a CDT Taster Day. Join us in Oxford for a sample of life studying with a CDT.
There will be talks from current students on their work, demonstrations of engineering projects, hands on hacking demos and chances to fly drones.
Students and admissions staff will be available to discuss the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Further details and the registration form can be found here.
Researchers from the CDT have been all over the radio today:
Eman Alashwali (CDT2015) has been selected for two prestigious IEEE awards this year.
The 105th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting held at the Grand Union Hotel in Ljubljana in 10th of October 2015 awarded Eman the Clementina Saduwa Award 2015 and the “Outstanding Counsellor for IEEE Student Branch” for her work this year. The Clementina Saduwa Award 2015 is one of the most prestigious awards in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, Africa) dedicated for Women in Engineering (WIE). Eman was presented with a Plaque and $1000 prize.
In addition to this, Eman has received a second award “Outstanding Counsellor for IEEE Student Branch” which is given to only six counsellors from the whole of Europe, Middle East and Africa, in recognition of her service as a Counsellor for King Abdulaziz University IEEE Student Branch. Eman receives a plaque and a share of $300 for this award.
A CDT stand will be at the Department of Computer Science Graduate Open Day on Saturday 31st October. Students and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the CDT. For more details please see the Open Day website and to register a place.
Our own Rogier Creemers has published a translation of a Chinese proposal to gamify responsible citizenship: citizens would gaining points for activities like recycling, and lose them for, for example, playing video games or spending too much on clothes. See the 8 October story in Australia’s NEWS.com for details.
*update* Rogier’s translation has enabled the world to pick up this story: see the New Scientist’s take here.