Cyber Security & Resilience

Newcastle Cyber Security & Resilence is recognised as a UK Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).

Our guiding vision is Protecting Society's Fabric, that is, pursuing research that is meaningful for the protection of the manifold systems that support society. The ACE-CSR features core research in traditional cyber security areas, such as, cryptography, distributed systems security, or cyber-physical systems, but also research in risk management, privacy and human factors.

Dstl-NUCoRE workshop “Synthetic Biology: Hazards from Misuse.” - 9th Nov 22

Dstl-NUCoRE workshop “Synthetic Biology: Hazards from Misuse.” - 9th Nov 22

UK-SPS Seminar:29th June-Title:A little more conversation, a little less action-

Our UK-SPS Seminar this week: Time: Wed, June 29, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Vincent Cheval (Inria Paris) Title: A little more conversation, a little less action, a lot more satisfaction: Global states in ProVerif

NUCoRE - Cyber Security and Resilience Stakeholder Workshop - 16th June 2022

NUCoRE - Cyber Security and Resilience Stakeholder Workshop - 16th June 2022

UK-SPS Seminar: 25th May Title - Managing our online account security

Time: Wed, May 25, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Sasa Radomirovic (Surrey) Title: Managing our online account security

UK-SPS Seminar: 18th May - Title: The security protocol verifier ProVerif....

Time: Wed, May 18, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Bruno Blanchet (INRIA) Joint talk with the FM-SEC network Title: The security protocol verifier ProVerif and its recent improvements: lemmas, induction, fast subsumption, and more

UK-SPS Seminar: 11th May Title: Probabilistic Data Structures

The UK-SPS Seminar Time: Wed, May 11, 14:00 – 15:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Kenny Paterson (ETH Zurich) Title: Probabilistic Data Structures in Adversarial Environments

UK-SPS Seminar: 13th April - Title: Securing Cloud-based IoT Apps

Wed, April 13, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Securing Cloud-based IoT Apps Speaker: Musard Balliu (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) Joint talk with the FM-SEC network

UK-SPS Seminar: 6th April - Title: Dumbo Protocol Family: Making Asynchronous

The UK-SPS Seminar this week will be as follows: Time: Wed, April 6, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Qiang Tang (University of Sydney) Title: Dumbo Protocol Family: Making Asynchronous Consensus Real

UK-SPS Seminar: 30th March - Title: Security and Privacy in Data Science

The UK-SPS Seminar this week will be as follows Time: Wed, March 30, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Security and Privacy in Data Science Speaker: Florian Kerschbaum (University of Waterloo)

WANTED: Crazy-ideas for our NUCoRE Launch Event 6th April 2022

Call for ideas for the NUCoRE Ideas Factory for the Launch Event of the NUCoRE Cyber Security & Resilience, 6th April

6th April - Open Invite to the Launch of our NUCoRE Cyber Security & Resilience

Open Invite to the Launch of our NUCoRE Cyber Security & Resilience Wednesday, 6th April 2022, 10:00-13:00 (UK time)

Founding of the NU Centre of Research Excellence in Cyber Security & Resilience

We founded the new Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence in Cyber Security and Resilience!

UK-SPS Seminar: 23rd March - Title: Failing Content Security Policy?

The UK-SPS Seminar Time: Wed, March 23, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Ben Stock (CISPA) Title: Failing Content Security Policy? Learning from its past to improve its future

UK-SPS Seminar: 16th March - Title: Is Differential Privacy a Silver Bullet....

UK-SPS Seminar Time: Wed, March 16, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Nicolas Papernot (University of Toronto) Title: Is Differential Privacy a Silver Bullet for Machine Learning?

UK SPS Seminar 9th March Title: Evolving Perspectives on Adversarial Robustness

UK-SPS Seminar this week will be as follows: Time: Wed, March 9, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Ben Zhao (University of Chicago) Title: Evolving Perspectives on Adversarial Robustness for Deep Neural Networks

UK-SPS Seminar:2nd March-Responsibly Encouraging Adoption of Contact Tracing

The UK-SPS Seminar Time: Wed, March 2, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Elissa M. Redmiles (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems) Title: Learning from the People: Responsibly Encouraging Adoption of Contact Tracing Apps

UK-SPS Seminar - 23rd Feb Title: Trustworthy Machine Learning:

The UK-SPS Seminar Time: Wed, February 23, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Trustworthy Machine Learning: Robustness, Privacy, Generalization, and their Interconnections Speaker: Bo Li (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

UK-SPS Seminar - Feb 16th Title:Security and Privacy Risks of Mobile Browsers

UK-SPS Seminar Wed, February 16, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Nick Nikiforakis (Stony Brook) Title: Small and Different: Security and Privacy Risks of Mobile Browsers

UK-SPS Seminar 9th Feb Title:Understanding and Hardening Blockchain Systems DoS

Time: Wed, February 9, ​15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Yuzhe Tang (Syracuse University) Title: Understanding and Hardening Blockchain Systems Security under DoS Attacks

UK-SPS Seminar - 2nd Feb 2022 Title: Towards a High-Assurance

UK-SPS Seminar - Time: Wed, February 2, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Towards a High-Assurance and Specification-Compliant X.509 PKI Implementation Speaker: Omar Haider Chowdhury (University of Iowa)

UK-SPS Seminar - 26th January Title: On the (In)Security of ElGamal in OpenPGP

The 1st UK-SPS Seminar of the year was on: Time: Wed, January 26, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: On the (In)Security of ElGamal in OpenPGP Speaker: Luca De Feo (IBM Research)

UK-SPS Attendance Survey for 2021 - Please help in responding

To understand the demographics of our attendees for the year 2021.

UK-SPS Seminar -15th December Title: One Glitch to Rule them All

UK-SPS Seminar Wednesday 15th December 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Speaker: Robert Buhren (TU Berlin) Title: One Glitch to Rule them All: Fault Injection Attacks against AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization

UK-SPS Seminar - 8th December - Title: Practical and Formal Analysis Security

UK-SPS Seminar: 8th December 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Practical and Formal Analysis Security of Contactless Mobile Payments Speaker: Ioana Boureanu (University of Surrey)

UK-SPS Seminar - 1st Dec Title: Estimating the nonlinearity of cryptographic

December 1st, 15:00 - 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Estimating the nonlinearity of cryptographic Boolean functions Speaker: Ana Salagean (Loughborough University)

UK SPS Seminar - 24th November Title: An Analysis of Speculative Type Confusion

UK-SPS Seminar Time: Wed, November 24, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: An Analysis of Speculative Type Confusion Vulnerabilities in the Wild Speaker - Adam Morrison (Tel Aviv University)

UK-SPS Seminar - 17th November Title: Attacks on Hardware: How to Ruin Your Life

UK-SPS Seminar Wed, November 17, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Attacks on Hardware: How to Ruin Your Life Speaker: Herbert Bos (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

UK-SPS Seminar - 10th November Title: Physically Unclonable Functions

UK-SPS Seminar Wednesday 10th November 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Physically Unclonable Functions: Design Principles, Applications and Outstanding Challenges Speaker: Basel Halak (Southampton)

UK-SPS Seminar - 3rd November Title: A Real-time Automotive Testbed

Title: A Real-time Automotive Testbed for Developing and Validating Security Solutions Speaker: Hoang Nga Nguyen (Coventry) Wednesday 3rd November 4pm-5pm

Register: Energy Systems Digitalisation and Cyber Security Workshops Nov1st &2nd

November 1st and 2nd 2021 - Register for Workshops in collaboration with Centre for Energy - Newcastle University

UK SPS Seminar 27th October Title: Human-centric Privacy Design and Engineering

UK-SPS Seminar - Wednesday 27th October, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Human-centric Privacy Design and Engineering Speaker: Florian Schaub (Michigan)

UK-SPS Seminar 20th October 2021 - Title: Polynomial Representation Is Tricky

UK-SPS Seminar: Wednesday 20th October 2021 Title: Polynomial Representation Is Tricky: Maliciously Secure Private Set Intersection Revisited Speaker: Aydin Abadi (UCL)

UK-SPS Seminar 13th October 2021 - Title: Resilient Machine Learning

UK-SPS Seminar Wednesday 13th October 2021 Title: Resilient Machine Learning: A Systems-Security Perspective Speaker: Roei Schuster (Cornell)

UK-SPS Seminar 6th Oct 2021 - Quantifying Location Privacy

UK-SPS Seminar Wednesday 6th October Quantifying Location Privacy [Test of Time Award IEEE S&P 21] Speaker: George Theodorakopoulos (Cardiff)

UK-SPS Seminar 29th Sept - An Overview of Password-authenticated Key Exchanges

UK-SPS Seminar - Time: Wed, September 29, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: An Overview of Password-authenticated Key Exchange Protocols Speaker: Feng Hao (Warwick)

UK-SPS Seminar Wed 22nd Sep - Security & Privacy of Large Scale Machine Learning

UK-SPS Seminar Wed 22nd Sep Title: An Unreliable Foundation: Security & Privacy of Large Scale Machine Learning Speaker: Nicholas Carlini (Google)

UK-SPS Seminar 15th Sep - Combinatorial String Dissemination

UK SPS Seminar Wed, 15 Sept, 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time) Title: Combinatorial String Dissemination Speaker: Grigorios Loukides (KCL)

UK-SPS Seminar 8th Sept - Private Blocklist Lookups with Checklist

UK-SPS Seminar 8th Sept 2021- Title: Private Blocklist Lookups with Checklist Speaker: Dmitry Kogan (Stanford University)

UK-SPS Seminar 25th Aug:Do specifications lead to securely stored password

UK- SPS Seminar 25th August 2021 Title: “Do This! Do That! And nothing will happen”: Do specifications lead to securely stored passwords? (ICSE ’21) Speaker: Joseph Hallett (Bristol)

UK-SPS Seminar 18th August- Collective Information Security in Large-Scale Urban

UK-SPS Seminar-18th August UK-SPS Seminar Title: Collective Information Security in Large-Scale Urban Protests: the Case of Hong Kong [USENIX Security'21] Speaker: Rikke Bjerg Jensen (RHUL)

UK-SPS Seminar 11th August - Using Data while Protecting Privacy

UK-SPS Seminar 11th August Title :Using Data while Protecting Privacy in the Digital Era Speaker: Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye (Imperial College London)

UK-SPS Seminar 4th August - Framework for Effective Corporate Communication

UK-SPS Seminar 4th August Title: A Framework for Effective Corporate Communication after Cybersecurity Incidents Speaker: Jason Nurse (Kent)

UK-SPS Seminar 28th July 2021 Breaking and Fixing Microarchitectural

Title: InSpectre: Breaking and Fixing Microarchitectural Vulnerabilities by Formal Analysis Speaker: Roberto Guanciale (KTH)

UK-SPS Seminar 21st July 2021 - Confidential Computing

Title: Confidential Computing: Challenges Today and Opportunities Tomorrow Speaker: XiaoFeng Wang (Indiana University Bloomington) Host: Liqun Chen (Surrey)

UK SPS Seminar 14th July 2021 - The Eight Principles of Security Leadership

Title: The Eight Principles of Security Leadership: An insider’s view of SolarWinds & Supply Chain Failure Speaker: Ian Thornton-Trump (Cyjax) Host: David Hobbs (Oxford)

UK-SPS Seminar 7th July 2021 - Weaponizing Network Side Channels

UK SPS Seminar was held Wednesday 7th July 2021 Title - Weaponizing Network Side Channels: From TCP Hijacking to DNS Cache Poisoning - Speaker Zhiyun Qian (UC Riverside)

UK SPS Seminar 30th June 2021 - Information-Flow Analysis

Title: Information-Flow Analysis for Mobile and Wearable Device Security and Privacy Speaker: Jorge Blasco (RHUL)

UK-SPS Seminar 23rd June 2021 - High-Frequency Trading

Title: High-Frequency Trading on Decentralized On-Chain Exchanges Speaker: Arthur Gervais (Imperial College London)

UK-SPS Seminar 16th June 2021 - Usage Patterns of Privacy

Title: Usage Patterns of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies [CCS ’20] Speaker Kovila P.L. Coopamootoo (Newcastle)

UK-SPS Seminar 9th June 2021 - Making PDCE Practical

Title: How to Make Private Distributed Cardinality Estimation Practical, and Get Differential Privacy for Free [Usenix Security ’21] Speaker: Changyu Dong (Newcastle)

Launch of UK Security and Privacy Seminar Series (UK-SPS)

Nineteen UK Universities have launched a weekly seminar program on security, privacy and allies topics.

Invitation to the UK Online Cyber Security PhD Network

An Invitation to Register on the UK wide network for PhD Students researching within Cyber Security

International Cyber Security announce its 2nd Capture the Flag

Country-to-Country (C2C) Capture the Flag (CTF) competition 2021

RISCS Showcase 2021 - 18 March 2021

RISCS held a live online showcase meeting

CyBoK Showcase - 2 March 2021

A virtual event of the University of Bristol to showcase Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) version 1.0 - Registration is now open

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Research

Newcastle Cyber Security & Resilience has hosted and is hosting a range of future-looking research projects including two ERC grants, one on self-enforcing e-voting (SEEV) and one on confidentiality preserving security assurance (CASCAde). It is part of national research institutes and hubs, such as the UK Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS) and PETRAS, a national centre of excellence for IoT cyber security.

Have a look at the overview of featured research projects.

Cyber Security & Resilience Teaching

Research-Led Teaching

Newcaste Cyber Security & Resilience is home to dedicated research-led teaching for cyber security & resilience topics, including the purpose-designed: