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Birmingham cyber-sec chair demonstrates business-academic collaboration

Birmingham cyber-sec chair demonstrates business-academic collaboration

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Professor Mark Ryan takes the HP Chair in Cyber Security at the University of Birmingham to explore security issues where the digital and physical world blur.

6 in 10 universities hit by ransomware, 2/3 hit multiple times

6 in 10 universities hit by ransomware, 2/3 hit multiple times

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Freedom of Information requests filed by security company SentinelOne have shown that ransomware attacks appear to be rife within the UK higher education sector.

'Father of Car Hacking' awarded for research

'Father of Car Hacking' awarded for research

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Stephan Savage, the 'father of car hacking' and professor at the University of California San Diego has been awarded the 2015 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award

Inkjet can spoof mobile fingerprint security

Inkjet can spoof mobile fingerprint security

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Two researchers at Michigan State University have succesfully spoofed security on two models of smartphone using a mere inkjet printer.

Financial system breached at UC Berkeley campus, exposing 80K records

Financial system breached at UC Berkeley campus, exposing 80K records

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San Francisco's UC Berkeley has been hit with a breach and the 80,000 records have been exposed

Dammit Janet: University network suffers DDoS attacks

Dammit Janet: University network suffers DDoS attacks

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Infrastructure supporting academic services under sustained distributed denial of service attack coming from an unknown quarter.

GCHQ continues outreach efforts with launch of two initiatives

GCHQ continues outreach efforts with launch of two initiatives

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Not only has GCHQ invited press to attend its annual Information Assurance conference, but this year's event also featured two outreach programmes: a revamped public website and the launch of CyberInvest.

Harvard hacked: the impact of educational cybercrime

Harvard hacked: the impact of educational cybercrime

University networks are becoming increasingly more attractive targets, as witness last week's attack on Harvard University in America, says James Burns.

Edinburgh Napier University launches International Cyber Academy

Edinburgh Napier University launches International Cyber Academy

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Responding to the growing demand for cyber-security professionals, Edinburgh Napier University is today launching its International Cyber Academy.

SC Exclusive: Cyber-security fails to make the grade at university

SC Exclusive: Cyber-security fails to make the grade at university

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The cyber-security skills gap is likely to continue, if not get worse, according to the numbers of people studying the subject at degree level.

University of Surrey opens cyber security research centre

University of Surrey opens cyber security research centre

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The Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) has launched, and will be home to academia research on everything from privacy and data protection, to secure mobile communication and human-centric technology.

GCHQ to accredit cyber security degrees, appoint new director

GCHQ to accredit cyber security degrees, appoint new director

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GCHQ is teaming up with UK universities to offer accredited cyber security masters degrees, and is also reportedly on the verge of appointing a new director.

More jobs but cyber security skills gap widens

More jobs but cyber security skills gap widens

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There's an increasing demand for cyber security specialists in information security, but the challenge remains bringing the right graduates into the fold.

UK charity gets hacked twice in 'motiveless' attack

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A small British educational charity has been targeted in an apparently motiveless cyber attack.

Minimum education requirements are needed for an IT security career

Minimum education requirements are needed for an IT security career

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If the IT security industry is going to be recognised as a profession, we must learn lessons from more established industries.

Masters-level opportunity presented by UK universities and Cyber Security Challenge

Masters-level opportunity presented by UK universities and Cyber Security Challenge

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The Cyber Security Challenge has partnered with 15 UK universities to find ideas from masters' students to discover new ways to improve trust in the online world.

Royal Holloway collects new grant for cyber security training

Royal Holloway collects new grant for cyber security training

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Royal Holloway University has been given a £3.8 million grant to host a new cyber security training centre.

GCHQ establishes vulnerability detection research group

GCHQ establishes vulnerability detection research group

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GCHQ has announced that it is to open an academic research institute that will seek vulnerabilities in software.

A place for learning and development

A place for learning and development

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Last week I was delighted to attend the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) summit in Belfast, in its third year of operating as a think tank and speaker conference.

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