Cryptographers believe size does matter to stay safe online

RHULEvery day we communicate online, buying goods, emailing friends or using instant messaging. We trust that the data we share, such as our credit card details, our home address or private conversations, are being kept safe from hackers, attackers and online thieves.

Royal Holloway to help defend country from cyber attacks

RHULAcademics from Royal Holloway, University of London have been recruited into a network run by British intelligence agency, GCHQ, to combat new waves of security breaches and cyber crime.

As part of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, which was launched today (25 November), GCHQ has approached academics from the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway to use their expertise to help solve operational problems - such as how to stop an attack before it is triggered - and also to offer long-term strategic analysis.

M.Sc. Secure Digital Business Pathway block mode in Rome

Currently, block mode delivery of the MSc in Information Security is only available for the Technical (General) Pathway. We are pleased to announce that the ISG and GCSEC (the Global Cyber Security Center) have joined forces so that the Secure Digital Business Pathway of the M.Sc. can now be followed in block mode at GCSEC's headquarters in Rome.  For further information please see

Is the UK on the brink of a cyber security skills crisis?

Prof. Keith MartinProfessor Keith Martin of the Information Security Group explains in an article on the website how Royal Holloway is producing a diverse range of cyber security professionals and through initiatives such as the Cyber Security Challenge, is enticing a greater proportion of new students.

To read the article, please click here.

Research Grant awarded to Dr Konstantinos Markantonakis

Royal Holloway Founder's Building north sideDr Konstantinos Markantonakis of the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London has been awarded £37,716 for a PhD studentship that will investigate the security of Virtual Machine execution environments for embedded devices.

Professor Fred Piper delivers Keynote Address at PCI SSC European Community Meeting 2011

Prof. Fred PiperOn 19th October 2011, Professor Fred Piper gave a keynote address to the PCI Security Standards Council’s annual community meeting held at the Lancaster Hotel in London.

The PCI Security Standards Council's annual community meetings provide an exclusive opportunity for Participating Organizations (PO), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) produce providers and Payment Application QSAs (PA QSAs) to come together and gain the latest insight into current and future Council programs and resources.