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GDPR and the Cloud

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:05PM

Today I attended Scot-Cloud in Edinburgh, a free conference hosted by Digit, an independent business technology community in Scotland. Lots of conversation about GDPR, in fact it was mentioned in all of the talks and had two specific talks on it too. The first talk was by Martin Sloan of Brodies LLP Solicitors and second talk by Lilian Edwards, a Professor of Internet Law at the University of Strathclyde, which were both really interesting, despite perhaps what some people might call a dry subject matter!

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Smartphone location tracking

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 06:37PM

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Smartphone SMS 'hacking'

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 07:28PM

On Wednesday I went to a mobile cyber security conference held at the National Museum of Scotland organised by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre. One of the most interesting talks was given by Odd Helge Rosberg (@ohrosberg). Odd talked about the multiple operating systems (OS) in smartphones; which at first I was surprised at, but actually makes a lot of sense. You have your "smart" operating system – iOS, Android, etc, but the SIM card has a small embedded OS and the phone’s modem has an OS too. This real-time modem OS is stored in firmware, and controls everything radio related (texts, calls, etc). Unfortunately, these proprietary, closed software OSes are poorly understood. The standards around how the radio signals work were designed in the 1980s and 1990s, and were not designed to be secure.

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4th International Conference on Cyber Security & Education

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 05:20PM

On Friday I went to the 4th International Conference on Cyber Security and Education, held at the Scottish Police College in Tullillan Castle. There were loads of really interesting talks and I think the only let down was the lack of abstracts/summaries of each talk; so often I was blindly going into a talk in one of the three streams available with the title “malware” or “threat analysis” without much of an idea of what would be said. Photos and tweets from the event can be found with the hashtag #thecyberacademy.

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CyberForensics Conference 2014 - Day 2

Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:21AM

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Day 2 was just as good as day one, here are the highlights:

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CyberForensics Conference 2014 - Day 1

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:48PM

Today I attended and spoke at day one of two of the 4th Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics Conference 2014, held at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. My presentation was one an open source project I have been working away at for the last 3 or 4 months, and I'll do a more detailed update on that later in the week. I met a lot of lovely forensics and information security people & many PhD students, nice to do some networking with like minded people every once in a while!

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UK Digital Forensics Conferences 2012

Sun, 05 Feb 2012 02:17PM

Last year I did a post with the symposiums and conferences I found relating to digital forensics for the coming year as I could not find an authoritative source. Here is the 2012 list. Please add any more conferences as a comment or email me and I'll add them in. I'm sure there will be at least one more entry from Napier Uni 's fantastic Cybercrime Symposium series!

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Computer forensics conferences in the UK

Sun, 03 Jul 2011 11:35AM

I couldn't find a definitive list of conferences, symposiums or seminars relating to computer forensics / cybercrime / IT security in the UK and Ireland anywhere so I scoured the Internet to come up with this list below. I've tried to find the ones that repeat, i.e. are not one offs. Please write a comment with any I've missed!

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International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 08:48PM

Yesterday and today I was at the 1st International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics held at Strathclyde University where I presented a paper I wrote based on my master's thesis on web history visualisations for forensic investigations. You can download the paper and my slides here, or contact the conference organiser for the whole conference book. The presentation went really well; I'm still a bit in shock as to how well actually..! A lecturer from Glasgow Uni was interested in using Webscavator as part of her Usable Security course, and a lecturer from the Australian University of Ballerat was keen to help extend the tool - and said the Australian police had heard of me and were possibly using it! Other people including lecturers from Abertay Uni and Cranfield Uni were also interested in using/helping extend it and both said I should do a PhD. Hmmm, a lot of think about!

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