School of Computing

Research Interests of the Security Research Group

Authorisation Infrastructures

Research into all aspects of distributed authorisation including policy specification, attribute aggregation, W3C verifiable claims, and PERMIS, a fully functional open source authorisation infrastructure written (in Java) by the Kent security group.

Academic staff involved: David Chadwick.

Cybercrime

Research with many interdisciplinary aspects (criminology, law, psychology, economics) on understanding, preventing, and combatting cyber crime. The group runs the yearly Kent UK-wide survey on Cyber Crime and Cyber Security.

Academic staff involved: Julio Hernandez-Castro and Budi Arief.

Internet Of Things Security and Privacy

Academic staff involved: Julio Hernandez-Castro and Budi Arief.

Authentication

This includes captchas, X.509, FIDO.

Academic staff involved: Julio Hernandez-Castro and David Chadwick.

Quantum Computation and Information, with Security Applications

Quantum information theory provides both ways to break current (classical) cryptographic protocols, and to create new - more secure - ones. Here, we focus mostly on the latter. In particular we look at quantum protocols for secure distributed computation, and communication.

Academic staff involved: Carlos Perez Delgado.

Steganography and Steganalysis

Academic staff involved: Julio Hernandez-Castro.

Trust Management and Metrics and Reputation Systems

Academic staff involved: David Chadwick.

Tools for Vulnerability Analysis

Academic staff involved: Andy King.

Self-Adaptation applied to Security and Privacy

Academic staff involved: Rogério de Lemos, David Chadwick and Theo Dimitrakos.

Cloud Security

We have been developing federated clouds, policy based cloud security, and privacy protection of data that is held in clouds.

Academic staff involved: David Chadwick and Theo Dimitrakos.

Human Aspects of Security

Academic staff involved: Budi Arief, David Chadwick and Rogério de Lemos.

Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology

Scripting languages for blockchain and other DLTs.

Academic staff involved: Simon Thompson.

Identity Management

Identity proofing, levels of assurance, federated infrastructures, federation protocols (SAML, OAuth, OpenID), and W3C Verifiable Claims.

Academic staff involved: David Chadwick.

Data Ethics and Privacy

The processing of ("big") data by public and private organisations increasingly raises ethical and legal questions, in particular questions of privacy when it concerns data relating to people. Research in this area aims to address such issues in the interaction of technology, law, social sciences, and policy.

Academic staff involved: David Chadwick.

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 16/11/2017