Dr. Alex Dent interviewed on the BBC World Service's Newshour

Dr. Alex DentDr. Alex Dent made his debut radio appearance on the BBC World Service's Newshour programme last night to discuss the FBI's appeal for help in breaking the Ricky McCormick murder notes. The FBI's appeal is related to a series of apparently encrypted notes found in the pocket of Ricky McCormick - the tragic victim of an unsolved murder enquiry that dates back to 1999. According to the FBI, it is likely that these notes were made by the victim in the days prior to his death and could shed light on his activities on the night before his murder. However, the FBI's Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records Unit has been unable to break the cipher and are now appealing for the public to help.

The 2012 Alumni Reunion Conference and Two New Alumni Chapters

thumbThe 2012 Alumni Reunion Conference

The date for the 2012 Alumni Reunion Conference has been announced by the Information Security Group. The Conference will be held from 25th-27th June 2012 at the Windsor Building, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Cyber Security Challenge

Cyber Security ChallengeThe UK Cyber Security Challenge, launched in 2010, is a series of national competitions designed to encourage talented professionals into joining the UK IT security industry. RHUL was a founding member of consortium back in 2009, working with the consortium throughout 2010. Fred Piper served on the board during this time and Allan Tomlinson served on the competitions committee who devised the competitions and set the assessment criteria.

VOME Presentation - Mapping the Intangible: Experimental Design Practices

vome logoThe Visualisation and Other Methods of Expression (VOME) project hosted a presentation evening event at the Design Council, Covent Garden on the 22nd March.

Search Security Award Winners Announced

Search SecurityThe Information Security Group is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Search Security Awards. These awards are given to ISG students who produce outstanding M.Sc. theses which have particular relevance to business. These students and their supervisors are asked to write articles based on the student's thesis which will be published on the Search Security blog later in the year.

Stevenson Science Lecture -- Transcript Now Available

2011 Stephenson Lecture ThumbnailThe ISG was honoured that Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Burton accepted an invitation to present the annual Stevenson Science Lecture at Royal Holloway on February 23rd, 2011. Sir Edmund, who supports the Cabinet Office in implementing the UK Government Information Assurance Strategy, addressed the audience on the subject of Scientific Community - Fulfilling an Effective Role in Shaping an Uncertain Environment.