New study finds flaw with internet security

thumbnail of binary digitsA new study has revealed a security flaw within the network protocol SSH which could allow attackers to access sensitive data even though it is encrypted using state-of-the-art techniques. Professor Kenny Paterson, of the world renowned Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London, presented the findings at the leading annual security conference, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in California, USA, on the 18 May 2009.

ISG review 08/09 published

thumbThe ISG review published annually to coincide with London's InfoSec exhibition is now available for download by clicking here (Warning: The file is 1MB). You will find us at Infosec (this year held at Earls Court) on Stand No. D85, so please come along if you would like to discuss any aspect of our MSc and Diploma programmes. You may also be interested in the following links showing the various modes of study - blockmode and CPD ).

New MSc (Masters) Module in Digital Forensics

With the addition of a new module in Digital Forensics to our established modules IY5605 Computer Crime and IY5521 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Electronic Commerce, students on the MSc in Information Security have the opportunity to obtain a masters qualification in Information Crime.

Whitfield Diffie Lecture - "The Emergence of Public Key Cryptography"

thumb The ISG and the Computer Science Department are collaborating to introduce a series of lectures given by distinguished scientists who have played a key role in the introduction of life-changing technology. The first one, which was sponsored by PGP Corporation, was delivered by Professor Whitfield Diffie who spoke on "The Emergence of Public Key Cryptography". The lecture was attended by over 350 people who had a thoroughly enjoyable, informative evening”.

Lecture audio is available as an MP3 download (27Mb) or Lecture Series Podcast.iTunes

ISG Announces Awards

The Information Security Group (ISG) would like to announce the winners of the 2008 awards.

These awards honour outstanding M.Sc. theses on topics that might be of particular interest to businesses.
The authors of these theses are invited to write articles, with the help of their supervisors, which will be published on the information security blogs The theses are available as technical reports on the the mathematics department website.

MSc Programme

Established in 1992 Royal Holloway’s MSc in Information Security was the first of its kind in the World. It enjoys a high international reputation and has over 1500 alumni. For more information see For Applicants, programme and apply.