Confidentiality-Preserving Security Assurance

Confidentiality-preserving Security Assurance (CASCAde) investigates how we can attest to the security of a system, while retaining confidentiality.

The project is supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under grant agreement no. 716980. In parts this project builds upon our earlier work in the EU H2020 project PRIvacy and Security MAintaining services in the CLOUD (PRISMACLOUD), GA no. 644962.

The project also contributes to the UK Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS), and has benefited from RISCS support to co-fund evidence-based methods workshops and contributions.

CASCAde is one of the featured projects of Newcastle University Cyber Security & Resilience, the Newcastle Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR). Its researchers are situated in the School of Computing, in the Secure and Resilient Systems (SRS) group.

CASCAde pursues research interests in applied cryptography, systems security, evidence-based methods and human factors of security and privacy.

Comprehensive validity and reliability analysis of privacy concern instrument

We published a comprehensive validity and reliability analysis of one of the most used privacy concern instruments

New elliptic-curve based graph signature scheme released

We have released a new graph signature scheme based on the q-SDH assumption

Accepted at ASIACRYPT'2020: The MoniPoly Attribute-based Credential System

Our new attribute-based credential system has been accepted for publication at ASIACRYPT'2020

Published at STAST'2020: Statistical Reliability of 10 Years of CS User Studies

Our work on the analysis of statistical reliability of cyber security user studies, considering statistical power, publication bias and winner's curse is published at STAST 2020

Presented at STAST'2019: Impact of Affect on Privacy Behavioral Intention

We presented our human factors work on affect impacting privacy behavioral intention at STAST'2019

Presented at STAST'2019: Statistical Reporting Fidelity in User Studies

We presented a CASCAde study on the statistical reporting fidelity of cyber security user studies at STAST'2019

Our 3D-Secure investigation won the STAST'2018 Best Paper Award

Our investigation of the 3D-Secure Fraud Detection won the STAST'2018 best paper award

Keynote on State-of-Play of Evidence-based Methods at STAST'2018

We gave the STAST'2018 keynote on the state-of-play of evidence-based methods

Dagstuhl Talk on evidence-based methods and human factors in Web security

We gave a Dagstuhl Talk on evidence-based methods & human factors in Web security

Invited RISCS talk on strength of evidence

We gave an invited RISCS talk on Strength of Evidence in Cyber Security User Studies

CASCAde joined RISCS

CASCAde joined the UK Research Institute in the Science of Cyber Security (RISCS)

Presented at STAST'2017: Impact of fear/stress on password choice

We presented research towards WP4 Usable Security at STAST'2017, it's on the impact of fear and stress on password choice.