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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

Last modified: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:52:18 BST

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

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

Last modified: Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:32:53 BST

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

Last modified: Mon, 23 May 2022 12:28:37 BST

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

Last modified: Mon, 16 May 2022 12:19:32 BST

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

Last modified: Mon, 16 May 2022 12:11:19 BST

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

Last modified: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 12:52:38 BST

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

Last modified: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 14:09:13 BST

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)

Last modified: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 13:08:52 BST

NUCoRE Cyber Security & Resilience Launch Event

  • Venue: The Catalyst Building 3 Science Square, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle, NE45TG
  • Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 09:30:00 BST

Last modified: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 15:35:15 GMT

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

Last modified: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 15:30:28 GMT

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)

Last modified: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 15:35:48 GMT

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!

Last modified: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 15:32:52 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 13:04:13 GMT

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?

Last modified: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 13:02:44 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 12:53:09 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 07 Mar 2022 14:29:28 GMT

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)

Last modified: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 09:57:23 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 21 Feb 2022 10:52:51 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 10:48:44 GMT

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)

Last modified: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 10:09:33 GMT

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)

Last modified: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 10:41:20 GMT

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

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

Last modified: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 10:32:44 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 10:25:51 GMT

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)

Last modified: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 11:03:46 GMT

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)

Last modified: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 10:39:19 GMT

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)

Last modified: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 10:38:04 GMT

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)

Last modified: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 09:42:21 GMT

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)

Last modified: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 11:29:17 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 08 Nov 2021 10:55:26 GMT

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

Last modified: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 13:29:29 BST

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)

Last modified: Mon, 01 Nov 2021 10:06:16 GMT

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)

Last modified: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 10:29:59 BST

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)

Last modified: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:56:28 BST

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)

Last modified: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:18:55 BST

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)

Last modified: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 15:48:03 BST

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)

Last modified: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:02:13 BST

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)

Last modified: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 15:52:39 BST

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)

Last modified: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 15:53:01 BST

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)

Last modified: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 10:39:00 BST

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)

Last modified: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 10:37:57 BST

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)

Last modified: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:28:31 BST

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)

Last modified: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:23:22 BST

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

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

Last modified: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:18:47 BST

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)

Last modified: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:17:37 BST

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)

Last modified: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:23:05 BST

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)

Last modified: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:33:08 BST

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)

Last modified: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:21:39 BST

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

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

Last modified: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:19:27 BST

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)

Last modified: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:18:37 BST

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)

Last modified: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:20:10 BST

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.

Last modified: Wed, 26 May 2021 12:01:48 BST

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

Last modified: Wed, 26 May 2021 11:54:41 BST

International Cyber Security announce its 2nd Capture the Flag

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

Last modified: Wed, 12 May 2021 16:14:43 BST

RISCS Showcase 2021 - 18 March 2021

RISCS held a live online showcase meeting

Last modified: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 10:28:25 BST

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

Last modified: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 16:48:00 GMT

First Annual UK Cyber Security PhD Winter School

  • Venue: Newcastle University
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT

We co-organized and hosted the first annual UK Cyber Security PhD Winter School

Last modified: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 13:54:24 GMT

Workshop on Refining Evidence-based Methods in Cyber Security Research

  • Venue: Chicheley Hall Estate
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:00:00 GMT

We organized hosted the RISCS experts workshop on Refining Evidence-based Methods in Cyber Security Research

Last modified: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:00:18 GMT

  • Bringing the International In - ACE-CSR Virtual Event

    The event was held via Microsoft Teams and was led by Prof. Madeline Carr of UCL and Prof. Tim Stevens of KCL.

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  • RISCS Workshop on Scientific Methods in Cyber Security

    • Venue: University College London (UCL)
    • Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:30:00 GMT

    We hosted a one-day workshop on Scientific Methods and Approaches in Cyber Security at RISCS

    Last modified: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:21:22 GMT

    SRS Talklets

    • Venue: Based at Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University
    • Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 11:22:00 GMT

    SRS Talklets

    Last modified: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 13:04:11 BST

  • Country to Country Catch the Flag

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  • Seminars for the New UK-SPS Update

    Past and Future Seminar Links

    Last modified: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:10:03 BST