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International cybersecurity research roadmap launched

A new Queen's University Belfast report provides strategic recommendations under four main research themes which its authors have deemed to be critical to the on-going creation of cyber security defences.

The research roadmap was developed as the main outcome from the Second World Cyber Security Summit, which took place at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's in March.

Leading international cyber security researchers along with industry and government came together for the summit.

The four research themes identified are:

  • Adaptive Cyber Security Technologies - using 'big data' in adaptive techniques and harnessing nature-inspired mechanisms to provide faster response and provide hi-fidelity detection;
  • The Protection of Smart Utility Grids – Smart Meter as a Platform (SMaaP), standardisation of smart meters, their platforms, authentication protocols and sensing technologies; the mitigation of realistic threat scenarios;
  • Security of Mobile platforms and applications - investigating common policies and technologies that can be applied to all components in the mobile architecture and focusing on trust models, authentication and application certification;
  • Multi-faceted approach to cyber security research – studying social norms and user behaviour to exploit opportunities for cross cutting research based around ownership, identity, privacy and measuring trust.

Copies of the Second World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit Report are available online at http://www.csit.qub.ac.uk/Belfast2012

•Date: 12th July 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ISM

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