Professor Chris Mitchell to receive this year's International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 1906 Award

Chris has been selected to receive this year's International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 1906 Award.  This is a very prestigious award that recognises exceptional contributions to the work of the IEC.  He will receive the award at the British Electrotechnical Commission's AGM on the 12th November 2010 at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London.  Further details of the award are available at http://www.iec.ch/about/awards/ .

Vacancy for Postdoc in Cryptography

We have an open position for a post-doctoral research assistant to work in the area of “Cryptography: Bridging Theory and Practice”.  The position is available immediately and will run for three years.

Whitfield Diffie, Martin E. Hellman and Ralph C. Merkle to receive 2010 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal

Public Key Cryptography Makes Secure Communication over the Internet Possible

PISCATAWAY, N.J., 17 June  2010 – Whitfield Diffie, Martin E. Hellman and Ralph C. Merkle, engineers whose development of public key cryptography revolutionized the field and provided the security needed to enable safe commercial applications of the Internet, are being honored by IEEE with the 2010 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity.

Alumni Reunion Conference 2010

The Information Security Group (ISG) held their second Alumni Reunion Conference in the Windsor building on 5-7 July and attracted over 140 practicing professionals worldwide. The event showcased the ISG’s contribution to the Information Security profession and rekindled fond memories for both staff and alumni. 

European Trusted Infrastructure Summer School

The ISG is hosting the 5th European Trusted Infrastructure Summer School, ETISS 2010. The event will be held in September and is open to all researchers in IT security who are keen to learn more about trusted infrastructure. Topics to be covered include Trusted Computing, machine virtualization, new hardware architectures, and new network security architectures. Student bursaries are available for masters and PhD students wishing to attend.

For more information, please visit the ISG ETISS page .

ISG Smart Card Centre attracts industry funding to develop innovative security measures

Dr Keith Mayes, Director of the Smart Card Centre, at Royal Holloway, University of London, has been awarded £50,000 by the PARK commercialisation fund to lead the development of an RFID/smartcard attack detector product prototype, with Dr Gerhard Hancke as the lead developer.