Cyber Security

Our cyber security research is multi-disciplinary and puts the person at the heart of security decisions. We work across a wide variety of sectors to help businesses, other organisations and individuals to gain an understanding of cyber threats, how to counter them, embed cyber security practices and establish a cyber security culture to help support and protect the UK economy.

Cyber Security Behaviours.

Using a combination of psychological and linguistic techniques, we undertake studies of how specific individuals or groups use the Internet, and, conversely, how we can use Internet behaviour to make inferences about an individual’s actions, both of regular users and adversaries.

Sense-Making of Large, Heterogeneous Information Sources.

 We use innovative data mining, machine learning and natural language analysis to analyse large amounts of information and provide digital forensics tools for detection, identification and classification of threats and malicious users with changing behaviour in large-scale online investigations.

Securing Mobile and Embedded Infrastructures.

We develop techniques to address security problems of multimedia-systems. We also develop secure mesh infrastructures and intrusion detection mechanisms that are suitable for operation across devices with limited processing capabilities. Our work supports the authentication, authorization, accounting, security and privacy requirements of mobile hosts and mobile networks in real-world deployments.

Developing New Mechanisms to Increase Network Resilience and Secure Communications.

We perform theoretical and experimental research to increase the resilience, survivability, and dependability of networks. We develop protocols and encryption mechanisms for low power devices such as smart phones, and mechanisms for improving the security of asynchronous messaging approaches.

Access Expertise.

• Botnet detection and remediation

• Coping with the fluid nature of online identity

• Cyber security behaviours

• Ensuring the resilience of network systems

• Instilling a cyber security culture

• Malware detection and remediation

• Responding to unanticipated cyber threats

• Secure communications

• Securing mobile and embedded infrastructures

• Sense-making of large, heterogeneous information sources

 

 

People

Theme Leads

Centre for Global Eco-innovation , Energy Lancaster, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510406 D36, D - Floor, Infolab

Centre for Biophotonics, SCC Data Science Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510391

Quantum Nanotechnology, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

B55, B - Floor, InfoLab21

SCC Data Science Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security), UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

+44 (0)1524 510037 B53, B - Floor, InfoLab21

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510514 D19, D - Floor, InfoLab21

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security), Supply Chain Management

+44 (0)1524 594447 A062, A - Floor, Management School

Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510329

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510386 C17, C - Floor, InfoLab21

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510491 B54, B - Floor, InfoLab21

Energy Lancaster, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510331

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510310

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510485 D13, D - Floor, Infolab

Communication Systems Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510328 B23, B - Floor, Infolab

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510788

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510123 D33, D - Floor, InfoLab21

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510314 B53, B - Floor, InfoLab21

Quantum Nanotechnology, Quantum Technology Centre, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 592222 A020, A - Floor, Physics Building

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510499

Publications

Projects

SL: Upside Energy Ltd (KTP)
01/03/2018 → 29/02/2020
Research

NG-CDI : Next Generation Converged Digital infrastructure
01/11/2017 → 31/10/2022
Research

Towards Ultimate Convergence of All Networks
01/10/2017 → …
Other

TrackWater: Supporting High-Value, Low-Cost Rail Network Drainage Asset Management
01/10/2017 → 30/09/2018
Research

INITIATE : UK Interconnected Test Beds to support a research and innovation internet evironment
01/02/2017 → 31/01/2021
Research

EPSRC Internship
01/10/2016 → 31/12/2016
Other

Newton RCUK-CONACYT Cost-efficient and radiation-tolerant pixel detectors for ionising radiation based on thin-film technology
14/08/2016 → 13/04/2019
Research

Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures
01/03/2016 → 29/02/2020
Research

Cyber Security of the Internet of Things
29/02/2016 → …
Research

DYPOSIT -Dynamic Policies for Shared Cyber-Physical Infrastructures under Attack
01/12/2015 → 30/11/2019
Research

A Situation Aware Information Infrastructure
02/11/2015 → 04/09/2017
Research

Context and Personality in Privacy Choices
02/11/2015 → 28/02/2017
Research

ICS/SCADA Risk Framework and Passive Network Appliance
01/11/2015 → 31/12/2017
Research

Data-Driven Precision Surface Water Management for Urban Environments
01/09/2015 → 31/05/2017
Research

RePriCo: Resolving Multi-Party Privacy Conflicts in Social Media
01/07/2015 → 30/06/2017
Research

New Machine Learning Methods Paradigms to Address Big Data Streams
17/03/2015 → 16/03/2017
Other

Improving wireless information security by using physical layer dynamics
16/03/2015 → 15/03/2017
Research

Research Investment Equipment Grant
09/03/2015 → 31/03/2015
Research

Smart ICT Technology Research for Smart City: Big Video Data Analytics Research
01/02/2015 → …
Other

Cyber Security Controls Effectiveness
28/01/2015 → 31/03/2015
Research

Economics of Assurance Activities
01/01/2015 → 31/03/2015
Other

H2020: TWEETHER: Travelling wave tube based W-band wireless networks with high data rate, distribution, spectrum and energy efficiency
01/01/2015 → 30/09/2018
Research

Early Detection of Insider Threats by Autonomous Analysis of User Behaviour Evolution
01/10/2014 → 31/03/2018
Other

FST DTG Case: The Home Automation Cloud, SCC and Demopad Software Ltd
01/10/2014 → 31/03/2018
Research

MUMBA: Multi-faceted Metrics for ICS Business Risk Analysis
01/10/2014 → 31/12/2017
Research

Towards Ultimate Convergence of all Networks (TOUCAN)
11/08/2014 → 10/08/2019
Research

Maritime Cyber Security
01/06/2014 → …
Other

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (GrapheneNOWNANO
01/04/2014 → 30/09/2022
Other

EU FP7 funded Project: Cross-Layer Research on Green Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks and Services (CROWN)
01/04/2014 → …
Other

Hybrid Risk Management for Utility Providers
01/04/2014 → 30/09/2017
Other

Semantic Annotation and Mark Up for Enhancing Lexical Searches (SAMUELS)
01/01/2014 → 31/03/2015
Research

FI-Content2
01/11/2013 → 31/12/2014
Research

FP7: GN3plus: Cross-site Evaluation of an OpenFlow assisted Video-on-Demand Distribution Service
24/10/2013 → 31/03/2015
Research

Future of International Law and Cyber Warfare (Funded by SECURITY FUTURES)
17/07/2013 → 19/07/2013
Research

NERC Environmental Big Data Project
01/05/2013 → 01/05/2014
Consultancy

FP7: FI Content 2: Future media Internet for large-scale CONTENT experimentation 2
01/04/2013 → 31/03/2015
Research

Cordinated Airborne Studies in the Tropics (CAST)
01/02/2013 → 31/07/2016
Research

Cognitive resources scheduling designs towards green wireless systems
07/01/2013 → 06/07/2016
Research

Autonomous Object Detection and Tracking
01/01/2013 → 30/06/2016
Other

Secure Cloud Computing for Critical Infrastructure
01/01/2013 → 31/12/2015
Research

FP7:RELYONIT
01/10/2012 → 31/01/2015
Research

GaSb quantum dots for a room temperature light-matter interface
01/10/2012 → 30/08/2017
Research

Growing Autonomous Mission Management Systems
01/10/2012 → 30/09/2014
Other

Petroleum Technology Development Fund
01/10/2012 → …
Other

FP7: OFELIA open flow in Europe: Linking infrastructure & applications
01/09/2012 → 30/09/2013
Research

FP7: STEER; Social Telemedia Environment for Experimental research
01/09/2012 → 30/11/2014
Research

Development of methods, algorithms and software for autonomous novelty detection by moving camera
01/06/2012 → 31/07/2012
Research

Telling Tales of Engagement: The Wray Broadband Project
01/06/2012 → 30/11/2013
Research

IU-ATC Phase 2: Inidia-UK Advanced Technology Centre in Next Generation Networks Systems and Services
01/05/2012 → 30/04/2015
Research

Environmental Virtual Observatory pilot
01/11/2011 → 31/12/2013
Research

CASE: Smart wastewater network
01/10/2011 → 31/03/2015
Research

Corpus Research in Early Modern English
01/10/2011 → …
Research

Towards socially aware content centric networking
01/10/2011 → 30/09/2014
Research

CASE: Risk Management in Wireless Sensor Networks
01/08/2011 → 31/07/2015
Research

ICA: Malware detection and prevention based on application specific behavioural monitoring
01/06/2011 → …
Research

STAKE: real time spatio-temporal analysis and knowledge extraction through evolving clustering
14/03/2011 → 31/12/2013
Research

Understanding and managing energy use in future networks
01/03/2011 → 30/11/2013
Research

DART: Digital Advanced Rural Testbed
01/02/2011 → 31/07/2013
Research

FP7: SVETLANA
01/08/2010 → 31/12/2012
Research

FIRM
01/01/2010 → 30/06/2013
Research

UAS Passive Sense, Detect and Avoid Algorithm Development
01/10/2009 → 31/12/2009
Other

Assisted carriage proposal: Intelligent leader follower algorithms for ground platforms
01/09/2009 → 30/11/2009
Research

IU-ATC of excellence in next generation networks systems and services
01/07/2009 → 30/04/2012
Research

ICA: Personal remote vehicle communication
01/10/2008 → …
Research

FP7: GINSENG
01/09/2008 → 28/02/2012
Research

FP7: WISEBED
01/06/2008 → 31/05/2011
Research

FP7: P2P-NEXT
01/01/2008 → 30/04/2012
Research

FP7:INTERSECTION
01/01/2008 → 31/12/2009
Research

Trials of mobile IP functionality and applications
01/12/2007 → 30/11/2008
Research

Europe-China Grid InterNetworking
01/11/2007 → 31/01/2010
Research

Towards robust attack detection in wireless mesh networks
01/11/2007 → 31/03/2008
Research

2006 International Workshop EFS 06
01/07/2006 → 30/09/2006
Other

FP6: Content
01/07/2006 → 31/07/2012
Research

Collision Avoidance Algorithm Development
01/03/2006 → 28/02/2007
Other

ASTRAEA T5 Adaptive Routing
02/01/2006 → 31/12/2008
Other

ASTRAEA, Collision Avoidance
02/01/2006 → 31/12/2008
Other

Better Clinical Decisions for Less Efforts
01/01/2006 → 30/06/2009
Other

Objective Video Assessment
01/11/2005 → 31/12/2011
Research

EvoMap: On-Chip Implementation of Intelligent Information Modelling
01/07/2004 → 30/06/2005
Other

Wray Broadband Project
01/01/2004 → …
Research

Application of Fuzzy Rule based Models in HVAC Systems Simulation
01/03/2000 → 31/08/2001
Other

HVAC System Design Synthesis and Optimization
01/01/2000 → 31/12/2002
Other

Fed4FIRE
01/01/1900 → …
Research

MPAT: Multi-platform Application Toolkit
01/01/1900 → …
Research