ISG awarded Centre of Excellence status

RHUL Royal Holloway, University of London has been recognised for its world class research in the field of cyber security by UK intelligence agency GCHQ. The College is one of just eight institutions to receive Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) status.

ISG Social Media Accounts

RHUL As well as our official Twitter account @ISGNews, we are pleased to announce two new ways in which you can keep in contact with the Information Security Group –we have added pages on LinkedIn and Facebook to add to our social media profile.

Smart Card Centre Open Day - 11th September 2012

RHULWe are delighted to announce that the ISG Smart Card Centre (SCC) Open-Day will be held this year on 11th September 2012. As usual the Open-Day acts as a relaxed networking and exhibition event for its sponsors, supporters and industry lecturers plus honoured guests and students.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Vacancy: Applications of Game Theory to Information Security

RHULApplications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway to work on novel applications of Game Theory to Information Security. The successful applicant will work with Dr Carlos Cid and other members of the ISG investigating the modelling and design of secure protocols and services based on game-theoretical techniques. This will involve fundamental research on both the design of protocols and systems that can be proven to be secure under the rational-player scenario, as well as the development of specific game-theoretical tools that are suitable to the study their security.

Dr Konstantinos Markantonakis delivers keynote speech at the 8th Workshop on RFID Security and Privacy 2012

RHULDr Konstantinos Markantonakis was one of the invited keynote speakers at the 8th edition of RFIDsec which took place in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on July 1st – 3rd 2012. RFIDsec is the earliest workshop devoted to security and privacy in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Starting in 2005, RFIDsec is today the reference workshop in the RFID field with participants from all over the world. RFIDsec aims to bridge the gap between cryptographic researchers and RFID developers through invited talks and contributed presentations. Two thirds of the attendees come from academia while the rest come from industry. The workshop proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science.More information about the event.

Royal Holloway hosts WISTP 2012 - June 2012

thumbDr Konstantinos Markantonakis, Dr Gerhard Hancke and Professor Keith Mayes co-organised the Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practices (WISTP 2012) that was held in June 19-22 at Royal Holloway. The ISG Smart Card Centre (SCC) played a pivotal role (along with colleagues from France, Belgium and Greece) in bringing this workshop into existence which is already in its 6th edition. The workshop brings together researchers and practitioners in the fields of mobile security and embedded systems in an attempt to bridge theory and practice. The proceedings are published by Springer LNCS. For further details, please visit the WISTP website.