The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
The Security research group is a partner in the University's newly formed Cyber Security Research Centre, see www.cybersecurity.kent.ac.uk.
Security of computer systems and the information held on them is becoming even more important as a consequence of society's increased reliance on electronic devices - with most of these holding valuable information or performing critical operations, and connected through networks of some kind.
The Security research group covers a wide range of security topics, including identity management & authorisation, privacy, cloud computing, intrusion detection, intrusion tolerance, network overlays, cryptography, formal methods, and reverse engineering for vulnerability analysis. It has a strong involvement with postgraduate teaching in this area: MSc programmes in Computer Security, Information Security and Biometrics, and Networks and Security.
Head of Group: Dr. E.A. Boiten
A main subgroup is the Information Systems Security group led by Prof. David Chadwick, the authors of PERMIS, a fully functional open source authorisation (or privilege management) infrastructure written in Java.
Research in the Security group contributes to the Research Councils UK Global Uncertainties programme.
Areas of Research Activity
|*||Public Key and Privilege Management Infrastructures||*||Trust Management and Metrics and Reputation Systems|
|*||Intrusion Detection||*||Tools for Vulnerability Analysis|
|*||Formal Methods for Cryptography||*||Policy-based Security|
|*||Security and Risk Management||*||Privacy and Security|
|*||Autonomic Security||*||User Friendly Security|
|*||Continuous Auditing||*||Cloud Security|
Some suggestions of possible postgraduate research projects are also available.