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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The in(dividual)

Yesterday I went to a reading group within cyber security, and we talked about an interesting paper that was in Science January this year, called “Unique in the shopping mall: on the reidentifiability of credit card metadata” (paid subscription required). Though we talked about several of the issues with the paper and the reason for its

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#FutureFest #DiploHack

Over the past couple of weeks I have been fairly busy completing the end of my taught courses at the Cyber Security CDT and moving onto more substantive research (look for updates here as I post about it!). So a couple of events that have happened… #FutureFest This was organised by Nesta (an innovation charity)

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Uncertainty: A Critique

Luciano Floridi has recently written on uncertainty in a short editorial on conditions of ‘uncertainty’ within information theory in Philosophy & Technology (the article is currently available free here) with which I have a problem with. Although I agree with the principles outlined in his piece, I believe there is an assumption explicit within its execution. This

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Blackhat, Cybersecurity and 9/11: Connecting the Dots

This weekend I ended up on an impromptu trip to Birmingham and decided to go to see the film Blackhat (Click here to see the official website). Admittedly, it was something rather of an atypical Hollywood blockbuster film – yet it had great insights into the changing perspectives of cybersecurity and its connections to wider security

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Cybersec Medical Landscapes: Ontological Challenges

I recently read a fascinating article by Rachel Colls and Bethan Evans in Progress in Human Geography called ‘Making space for fat bodies?: A critical account of ‘the obesogenic environment’’that is available if you click on its title (paid subscription required). This piece argues with much previous work in areas such as ‘Fat Geographies’ that there needs to

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A view to the future: US Cyber Strategy

It has been a while since I last posted on my old blog which has now been closed. So here is the start of the new blogs here. Apologies for the delay in getting to this point – I have been active on my mini-projects and during the Easter break I took some well-earned rest

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