CREST Conference Hosted by ISG

The ISG has been collaborating with CREST (The Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers) in the professionalisation of the burgeoning security testing industry, and as part of these activities a joint conference was held at Royal Holloway on the 15th of December.

Visiting Professor Appointment – Paul Dorey

It is with much pleasure that we announce the appointment of Professor Paul Dorey who joins the Information Security Group’s Visiting Professors.

PhD Programme

The ISG has a thriving PhD programme covering a wide variety of security-related topics.  The academic staff has supervised more than 100 successful PhDs in many areas of Information Security.  See

Block Mode and CPD Route to MSc in Information Security

Smart Card Centre Open Day 2009 Applications to the MSc in Information Security remain open for the session 2009/10. The first module to be delivered in Block Mode this year begins on Monday 2 November with the core module Security Management.

Smart Card and RFID Security Systems

The Royal Holloway Information Security Group (ISG) and its Smart Card Centre (SCC) are pleased to announce that students on the MSc in Information Security may now choose optional modules to specialize in the field of smart card and RFID (radio frequency identification) security systems from September 2009.  This timely introduction gives students the opportunity to obtain a vocational qualification in the field of information security with theoretical and practical expertise in the security of smart cards and RFID. See details here.

Queen honours Prof Mike Walker

Picture of Prof Mike Walker OBE Professor Michael Walker, of the Information Security Group has been honoured with an OBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.