AAG2017 – Curating (in)security

I am thoroughly looking forward to the AAG with a session Pip Thornton and I have put together on ‘Curating (in)security: Unsettling Geographies of Cyberspace’. The programme is above, along with the original session outline below. Curating (in)security: Unsettling Geographies of Cyberspace In calling for the unsettling of current theorisation and practice, this session intends

Do cybersecurity objects matter?

For anyone who has been following my twitter will realise I have been writing about malware as objects. This seems like a fundamentally weird and albeit useless thing to do (and one I have wondered myself). Yet thinking of objects as something that matter in cybersecurity is essential. This is a question I posed myself: can

Evernote – Data Protection Woes…

Unfortunately, Evernote cannot be used for any personal or confidential information it seems if you’re from the EU. As I was wading through the required confidentiality and data protection required for my DPhil fieldwork, I had to really dig around to find out what the University’s (that is Oxford’s) policy on cloud storage. It appears

CDT Open Day

I wish I could have attended my centre’s open day, from which I hear was a major success! It’s great to be part of a group of individuals pursuing some very different areas of cyber security across computer science, international relations, law, philosophy, and geography (well, only me, so far). Below is the poster that

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ISA 2017 – Modular Performances of Security

It’s great to be on board for the ISA 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore. I thought I would drop my abstract below for this, where I’m exploring the object as a way to think around malware and its implications for cybersecurity and a malware politics. Malicious Modulation: Collusions of a Laboratory  Malicious software, often referred

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The next year…

As I am going to be busy on fieldwork over the next year, I have decided to limit where I am going to be and focus on doing some ethnographic research. This means I will only be taking on limited activities outside of my core PhD. Thus, I have taken on more requests in the

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Living with Algorithms Summer Workshop @ RHUL

I’m very excited with what looks like a fascinating workshop with a great set of people (I don’t believe the list is finalised yet, so will hold off on that) on living with algorithms. This is being hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London. I’m particularly excited with the short 5 – 10 minute provocations that

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Durham Moving Together Postgraduate Conference

I will be presenting at the Durham conference on May 4 2016 with the paper: W32.Stuxnet: An Olympic Games. Sprinting, jumping, throwing, shooting, running, leaping.   Siemens Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)? Seimens SIMATIC Step 7 Industrial Control Software? Yes… Next Step.   Welcome to the most wonderful of Olympic Games. A brilliant new, sophisticated cyber

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Forthcoming UK Budget and the Greek Crisis

I do see a worrying trend in Europe for constant fiscal restraint in rather odd timescales; demonstrated in the problematic Greek crisis (where we will find out the referendum result this evening) and UK budgetary austerity. They both have rather arbitrary dates for a supposedly conclusions to a fiscal crisis for the former and to

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