OxDEG: Do we need a canonised digital social research? Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri (Unviersity of Trento)
OxDEG: Do we need a canonised digital social research? Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri (Unviersity of Trento)2 November 2020 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The OII welcomes Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri for this digital ethnography session. He is Professor of Research Methodology and Cognitive Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento.
The availability of digital data has sparked an ongoing debate within the social sciences about the extent of innovation that the digital world is bringing to research. Overall, we are in a transitional moment, when ‘traditional methods’ are still widely applied and their transposition online, or ‘digitalisation’, has been the first step towards the exploitation of the digital for social scientific purposes. While the digitalisation of ‘traditional methods’ emphasises the continuity with current social research techniques, some argue that a ‘native’ approach should be the aim of developing new ones. Native digital methods that are convincing are still to come; it is right to point out that the transposition of existing methods is not likely to be sufficient in the near future?. Should methodological principles remain the same? Or digital methods require a new set? Furthermore, the debate about native and not native has focused much more on data collection methods than on analytical ones.
OII: Are We Really Living in an Infodemic? Deconstructing a Buzzword. Chico Camargo and Felix Simon
OII: Are We Really Living in an Infodemic? Deconstructing a Buzzword. Chico Camargo and Felix Simon4 November 2020 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dr Chico Camargo is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Science, and Felix M. Simon is a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar student on the DPhil in Information, Communication & the Social Sciences at the OII. Together, they will describe the main consequences of the uncritical adoption of the term ‘infodemic’ in the development of rigorous science on the topic, and further argue how the uncritical adoption of it in policymaking can do more harm than good, highlighting the risk of terms such as ‘an infodemic crisis’ being used to validate authoritarian government politics.
Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) at the University of Oxford
Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) at the University of Oxford5 November 2020 @ 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Offered by Enterprising Oxford
12:30 – 14:00. This session will help you to understand what IP actually is, who “owns” it, and the things to think about when you think you have created IP. Case studies will also be presented to help explain the University’s policy. Open to Oxford staff, students and researchers only.
Abstract: Morgan Stanley uses multidisciplinary approaches to addressing cyber threats, securing systems, and reducing risk through multi-layer controls. Analytic approaches to detection are utilized to identify unexpected and suspicious activity. Simple strategies of tracking event history to address the question "has this ever occurred before?" can reveal anomalies associated with cyber threats in real-time. A need to perform efficient state tracking to identify event history on streaming, unbounded information streams leads to a study of novel data structures. This presentation will provide an exploration of expiring, set-membership data structures used in the context of cybersecurity anomaly detection to efficiently track real-time system events. This presentation will show how Morgan Stanley utilizes innovative approaches to address cybersecurity challenges. Presenter Bio: Karl Anderson is a technical lead for the Wealth Management Cybersecurity team
A beacon for global standards in managing cyber-security risk: the UK financial services reforms of operational resilience and outsourcing. Laura Feldman (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Visiting Professor King College & Oxford)
A beacon for global standards in managing cyber-security risk: the UK financial services reforms of operational resilience and outsourcing. Laura Feldman (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Visiting Professor King College & Oxford)6 November 2020 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
All welcome: join by MS Teams here: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MTI0YTE0ODQtYzM2Mi00ZjQ5LTllMjAtNTMxZjE5MDIxZjcw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22cc95de1b-97f5-4f93-b4ba-fe68b852cf91%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%228e67c2f1-5613-43a7-a68d-adb8c0b6a29b%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d
Title: A beacon for global standards in managing cyber-security risk: the UK financial services reforms of operational resilience and outsourcing
Speaker: Laura Feldman (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Visiting Professor King College & Oxford)
Abstract: The seminar will explore recent developments in the regulation of operational resilience and outsourcing in the UK finance sector to assess whether the proposed new framework will provide a hallmark for governing cyber-security internationally and across other industries.
The reforms arise following high-profile IT failures in the finance sector, which resulted in Treasury Select Committee Inquiries and recommended reforms. In light of these developments, the UK financial service regulators recently closed a consultation into proposed controls of operations and outsourcing in finance, which include changes that will reform standards for managing cyber-security. The proposals are likely to form part of expected final policy statements to be announced later this year or during early 2021. The UK financial services regulators are leading in this area and the seminar will consider whether the proposals provide a benchmark for managing cyber-security risk across different sectors and globally
Bio: Laura is a Visiting Professor at King’s College and Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Oxford. Alongside academic commitments, Laura is a barrister at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and assists with seminal and complex disputes covering a broad range of sectors. Laura has developed expertise in cyber-security with a focus on the financial services industry; she is currently working with UK Finance to develop the regulatory approach to managing cyber-security, operational resilience and outsourcing in the area.
The International Chamber of Commerce UK (ICC) identified Laura as a rising star within the finance sector, and she sits on the ICC UK Banking Committee and is the Coordinator/Chair of the ICC Young Finance Forum. The Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E Finance) appointed Laura as a Special Rapporteur and Laura is a member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) Arbitration and Financial Law Reform and the Commercial Court and Financial List User Committees. She is widely published in established legal texts, including acting as an editor of the commentary to the Civil Procedural Rules (i.e. the White Book) and publishing several articles in Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law and Thomson Reuter’s Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice.
Laura received a BA Honours in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and was presented with several awards and prizes during the course of her academic studies. The Middle Temple Inn awarded Laura the Astbury Scholarship and subsequently the Fox Scholarship to complete a LLM specialising in Commercial Law at the University of Toronto, in turn receiving a distinction and Fellowship from the University.
Capacity Centre webinar: Cybersecurity Capacity Building for the 4th Industrial Revolution – What are the core elements?
Capacity Centre webinar: Cybersecurity Capacity Building for the 4th Industrial Revolution – What are the core elements?10 November 2020 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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• Dr Marthie Grobler (Deputy Director: Software and Computational Systems, CSIRO, Victoria, Australia)
• Dr Jaco du Toit (Deputy Director, Centre for Cyber Security, University of Johannesburg, SA)
• Kerry-Ann Barrett (Organization of American States, USA)
• Prof Sadie Creese (University of Oxford)
Moderator: Prof Steven Furnell (Professor of Cyber Security, University of Nottingham, UK)
Marthie Grobler's presentation will be on 'Linking the Human in the Cyber Loop', talking about the different roles that humans play within the cyber security domain and how some roles have become more pronounced considering the changes in our environment. Humans are traditionally considered as the weakest link in the loop, but a mind-shift shows humans as a critical part in the loop that can be used to its strengths.
Jaco du Toit's presentation will focus on the future-proofing of a cyber security workforce for the challenges of the 4IR. Organisations that invest in broad-based cyber security capacity skills today stand a better chance to take on unknown cyber security chaallenges of the 4IR. In the same way that the cyber security ecosystem consistently changes, and new challenges are identified, the influence of 4IR will undoubtedly influence the collective cyber security skill set. Some skills might become more important, while others might become less important. It may even be that new skills are identified and become relevant. How can organisations measure, and plan today for the unknown tomorrow?
Kerry-Ann Barrett will provide an overview of the challenges member states and industries face with the emergence of Industrial IoT. She will also outline efforts of the OAS to support the members and building capacity in the region.
Sadie Creese will present findings from a report recently published which focuses on the differing perspectives of those responsible for managing risk within industry, which includes operations and board members, companies and regulators, procurement and cyber security teams, and provides a useful overview to increase cyber awareness for all.
Four (8 minutes each) presentations will be given followed by a Q&A session.
You are invited to submit written questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org but questions will also be taken via the ‘chat’ facility at the meeting.
During the meeting all microphones will be muted other than the Speaker, then turned on to hear questions from the audience at the end.
ACE Virtual Conference11 November 2020 @ 10:30am - 4:45pm
Open to all staff and students from Oxford - contact email@example.com for details.
0930- 1030 Colin Topping, PhD Candidate, University of Bristol Beware Suppliers Bearing Gifts: Analysing coverage of supply chain cyber security in critical network infrastructure sectorial and cross-sectorial frameworks
1030 – 1130 Rhys Miller, PhD Candidate, University of Surrey Formal Security Analysis of 4G Handover
1130 – 1230 Nicola Bates, PhD Candidate, Royal Holloway, University of London Comparing Cyber Weapons to Traditional Weapons Through the Lens of Business Strategy Frameworks
1230 - 1240 Michael Kleinman, NCSC Summer Intern, Abertay University The wonders of ssrm_heating.log
1240 - 1250 James Burroughs, Summer Intern, King’s College London Analysis of Threats in Emerging App-Enabled Technologies
1250 - 1300 Jonathan Forsythe, Summer Intern, Queen’s University Belfast Security in/for Approximate Computing
1330 – 1340 Sam Smith, Summer Intern, University of Surrey A Cost-sensitive Approach to Software Analysis
1340 – 1350 Samuel Maddock, Summer Intern, University of Warwick Probing weaknesses in deployed Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETS)
1350 - 1400 Edward Barrett, Summer Intern, University of York Secure Training of Deep Learning Models
1405 - 1435 Ben Lewis, PhD Candidate, Lancaster University From the core to the edge: Integrating security into future networks
1505 - 1605 Harry W, Tech. Dir. IM Team NCSC Real World Cyber Incidents - What they look like and what the problems are
1605 – 1705 Dr. Erisa Karafili, University of Southampton Assisting Forensics Analysts during the Investigation of Cyber-Attacks
Wider Urban analytics group at the Turing: https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-programmes/urban-analytics?_cldee=a2F0aGVyaW5lLmZsZXRjaGVyQGNzLm94LmFjLnVr&esid=32701eff-750c-eb11-a813-000d3ad50753&recipientid=contact-e6052001ea4de811812170106faae7f1-53987954fa544b3b8b48420a71946445
OII: Understanding Digital Racism After COVID-19. Lisa Nakamura (UMich, Ann Arbor)
OII: Understanding Digital Racism After COVID-19. Lisa Nakamura (UMich, Ann Arbor)11 November 2020 @ 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Oxford Internet Institute hosts Lisa Nakamura, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor in the Department of American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Nakamura is the founding Director of the Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan, and a writer focusing on digital media, race, and gender.
OxDEG: Music Videos and Prosthetic Memories in Pakistan’s Coke Studio. Richard Williams (SOAS)
OxDEG: Music Videos and Prosthetic Memories in Pakistan’s Coke Studio. Richard Williams (SOAS)16 November 2020 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The OII is delighted to present Dr Richard Williams (SOAS University of London) for the next Digital Ethnography Group session, discussing The Coke Studio in Pakistan, and it's effects on the arts in the country's narrative.
Since 2007, Coke Studio has rapidly become one of the most influential platforms in televisual, digital and musical media, and has assumed a significant role in generating new narratives about Pakistani modernity. The musical pieces in Coke Studio’s videos re-work a range of genres and performing arts, encompassing popular and familiar songs, as well as resuscitating classical poetry and the musical traditions of marginalised communities. This re-working of the creative arts of South Asia represents an innovative approach to sound, language, and form, but also poses larger questions about how cultural memory and national narratives can be reimagined through musical media, and then further re-worked by media consumers and digital audiences.
This paper considers how Coke Studio’s music videos have been both celebrated and criticized, and explores the online conversations that compared new covers to the originals, be they much loved or long-forgotten. The ways in which the videos are viewed, shared, and dissected online sheds light on new modes of media consumption and self-reflection. Following specific examples, I examine the larger implications of the hybrid text-video-audio object in the digital age, and how the consumers of Coke Studio actively participate in developing new narratives about South Asian history and Pakistani modernity.
OII: There’s an app for that: Tech governance during COVID-19
OII: There’s an app for that: Tech governance during COVID-1918 November 2020 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Following the publication of 'Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives', the Oxford Internet Institute is hosting a discussion among leading experts to reflect on the enduring lessons for technological governance following from the pandemic.
Edited by Linnet Taylor, Gargi Sharma, Aaron Martin and Shazade Jameson, 'Data Justice and COVID-19' is a unique collection of 38 essays from international authors, providing commentary and analysis on how countries around the world are turning to digital technology as a mode of governance. Since the book’s publication, we’ve witnessed a wave of proposals and interventions based on the use of digital technology: apps for contact tracing, immunity passports, digital identity credentials, biometrics, and so forth. But what might their widespread adoption mean for our societies and polities?
We have invited experts to join in a discussion about the implications of the pandemic for the future of technological governance. They will draw from their backgrounds in academia and activism, to discuss the implications of contact-tracing apps, data protection and privacy regulations, as well as biometric surveillance. The effects of these technologies will remain, even when the pandemic recedes. As such, we invite you to join this crucial conversation on the (post) pandemic ‘new normal’ of technological governance.
When can AI developers use copyrighted material to train their algorithm? And how can they protect the outcomes of the algorithm? These and other questions around machine-generated original content will be discussed by Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director of the European Commission's Media Policy unit (Directorate I).
This event is co-sponsored by the EU Law DG, the DPIR, and the European Studies Centre.
1.00pm - 1.30pm: Online networking (feel free to bring your own refreshments)
Title: Machine Learning in Threat Detection: Challenges and Possible Solutions
Machine learning (ML) has been applied in many technology areas, e.g., image recognition, recommender systems, and many more. Its application in cybersecurity, especially in threat detection, has gained more traction lately, with many security vendors introducing it into their products to win more customers. However, the use of ML in threat detection comes with challenges that need to be addressed before the industry can effectively reap its benefits in this area. This talk will highlight the challenges of applying ML to threat detection and suggest ways to solve these highlighted issues.
A cybersecurity researcher/engineer, Obinna Igbe, currently works in the tech sector and has worked for multiple research institutions and fortune 50 tech companies. He holds an MS and a Ph.D. in cybersecurity from the City University of New York (CUNY) and has published multiple articles and conference papers in the security domain. His research interests span across the security of critical infrastructures like smart grids and the design and implementation of systems to combat cyber threats targeting organizations (with a considerable focus on insider threats).
This session will explore the externalities of mass data collection and use. Just like your decision to go outside during a pandemic affects more than one person (you), your decision to make data about yourself available online affects others as well. So, how do we make these decisions as a society? And what governance, legal and technological tools can we employ to allow us all to negotiate between collective and individual interests? We will discuss the relevance of data commons in answering these questions and particularly focus on the role data trusts could play.
OxDEG: Fedoras, Virgins, and Hardware: Hackathons and the social dynamics of competitive creation. Siân Brooke (LSE)
OxDEG: Fedoras, Virgins, and Hardware: Hackathons and the social dynamics of competitive creation. Siân Brooke (LSE)30 November 2020 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Programmers are geniuses. They are the protagonist of a revenge fantasy in which the geek rises to entrepreneurial success, following the path of Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, or Elon Musk. The geek is virtuoso, an innovator, and an inventor. They are also white men. This is the stereotype of the geek and of those who possess technical knowledge. An identity which defines who participate and who can flourish in technology cultures.
Hackathons are time-bounded manifestations of technology culture. They are intensive 24 to 30 hour events in which participants compete for recognition, both in terms of monetary prizes and social capital. They are ritualistic occasions where geeks can enact the collective fantasy of invention, bonded by their shared identity. Yet, despite narratives of openness and meritocracy, hackathons are the purview of white, geek, masculinity.
In this talk, Dr. Brooke will present her findings from her doctoral research into gender at hackathons across the UK. As large organized, offline, events, how do hackathons deal with the gender disparities of coding? How does gender mediate how people interact with one another? How does anonymous technological culture manifest itself offline?
About the speaker:
Dr Siân Brooke is a Fellow in Computational Social Science at LSE. She completed her doctorate at the Oxford Internet Institute in September 2020. Her writing focuses on programming, anonymity, and gender. Recently, she has written about discrimination on the technology Q&A site Stack Overflow, the politics of memes, and the need for computational researchers to learn more critical theory. Her most recent work can be found on her website: www.sianbrooke.com