Cyber-security researcher Abigail McAlpine is undertaking her doctorate under the umbrella of the University’s Secure Societies Institute. Here she comments on the recent discovery that almost any wireless device can now be exposed and vulnerable to an attack after a protocol vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption.
Computer Science and Informatics researcher Abigail McAlpine comments on smartwatches designed for children which have security flaws that make them vulnerable to hackers.
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Computer Science and Informatics researcher Abigail McAlpine comments on credit reference agency Equifax finally having to acknowledge the true extent of the cyber-attack on the company which claimed a data breach affecting 694,000 British customers.
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Dr Simon Parkinson is a Senior Lecturer in Informatics in the University’s School of Computing and Engineering.. Here, in an article written for The Conversation, he talks about the recent ransomware cyber-attack, which made the country’s National Health Service one of the most high-profile victims of the global incident.
Professor of Health Policy Peter Bradshaw comments on the global cyber attack that affected computer systems across the world including the UK’s NHS, which suffered severe disruption as clinical services and equipment experienced enforced shutdown.