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News & Blog 2016-12-14T17:56:18+00:00

WIHST Technical Workshop highlights the opportunities in healthcare cyber-security

November 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Hundreds of millions of pounds are spent on healthcare technology in the UK every year. Digital health is becoming increasingly important, with the imminent launch of the NHS App, and the advent of Bring Your Own Device in healthcare. To add to this, we have a huge variety of technology in use in the NHS, [...]

National Cyber Security Centre runs successful event for the Industrial Control Systems Community of Interest

November 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Over 150 people drawn from industry, government and academia came to the first Industrial Control Systems Community of Interest event, held at Nova South, London. A keynote talk from cyber-security company FireEye highlighted the ingenious techniques that criminals and state actors use in launching cyber-attacks. They described a detailed forensic analysis of one such attack, [...]

RI Conference

October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

The RI Conference was held at the Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, London on 17th October 2018. The theme was “Showcase and Opportunity” and demonstrated to the audience the current and ongoing value of the Research Institutes, including RITICS. There were over a hundred delegates from government, industry and academe. The keynote speaker was Sir Mark [...]

WIHST Scoping Workshop highlights the importance of cyber security in healthcare

October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Up to this point in time, there has been little work done on cyber security in the healthcare domain. This is perhaps surprising, as research into healthcare and healthcare technologies has generally been very well funded. This is the rationale behind the NCSC-funded initiative Workshops in Healthcare Science and Technology (WIHST). We see a future [...]

RITICS Showcase 2018 proves a hit with industry

October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

The first Showcase of the second phase of RITICS took place at the National Cyber Security Centre,  London on 18th October 2018. We had a record turnout for the event, with around 130 people coming along. As well as academics and government figures, there was a very strong showing from industry, including companies such as [...]

Success in Innovate UK’s Cyber Security Academic Start-Up Programme

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Since February, Dr Ying He and Dr Iryna Yevseyeva have been involved in Innovate UK’s Cyber Security Academic Start-Up Programme.  This programme is funding innovative academic cyber security ideas to support the development of potential commercial opportunities. After a successful pitch of their product, ACTIVE (Adaptive Cyber Threat Intelligence for Cyber Security InVEstment Optimisation) at [...]

New RITICS Programme Manager

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

We are delighted to welcome Dr Prabhat Sakya to the team. He is the new RITICS Programme Manager, and started work with us on 2 July 2018. He will work with us full-time for the duration of the RITICS programme, until the end of 2022, and is based at Imperial College. He joins us from [...]

New RITICS brochure

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

We've just published a brochure introducing the RITICS programme and the activities of the five research projects. The brochure can be accessed online here.    

Resilience Conference 2017 – 20-21 Sept 2017

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Resilience Conference 2017: Responding to Complex Threats: Floods, Blackouts, and Hybrid Attacks Ensuring resilience is an increasingly complex imperative as threats diversify and interact with each other. Organised by RUSI and Loughborough University, this conference will explore key resilience issues through the relationship between the physical assets that need to be protected, the increasingly international [...]

How we can secure critical infrastructure against zero-day hacks

April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on How we can secure critical infrastructure against zero-day hacks

As detailed in the recent Alex Gibney documentary Zero Days: Nuclear Cyber Sabotage, the Stuxnet worm caused havoc in an Iranian nuclear facility by exploiting unknown – and hence unprotected – weaknesses in the computer control system; so called zero-day weaknesses. At Imperial ISST we’ve shown that the risk of a cyber-attack like Stuxnet being [...]