Network and Information Security Technology Research Group

Network and Information Security Technology Research Group

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The Network and Information Security Technology Research Group is engaged in computer and network security research. 

Members of the Group also develop solutions to real-world security challenges and the majority of the Group’s research results in deployable software, either as research prototypes or usable products. The Network and Information Security Technology Research Group has a well-established, international reputation for its research in the following areas:

  • Cloud security
  • Secure service composition
  • Future network security
  • Applied cryptography                               
  • Constrained secruity for the Internet of Things
  • Wireless/mobile communication security
  • Digital forensices

In the latest research assessment (Research Excellence Framework 2014), 80% of the Group’s input was rated as high-impact, whilst over 90% of the Group’s outputs were ranked as internationally recognised and over 40% as internationally excellent.

One of the Network and Information Security Technology Research Group’s key pieces of research is VIBRANT. For this £130,000 Higher Education Academy funded project, researchers are developing a learning platform that allows training scenarios to be deployed to Cloud servers. This project will enable students to apply practical network security tools in real-world, industry-specified configurations. Although the work is ongoing, VIBRANT’s results should include the production of a practical e-learning platform and industry-defined scenarios. Research will also be carried out to assess the platforms suitability.

Another key project for the Network and Information Security Technology Research Group is Aniketos – a €9.6 million European Union (FP7-ICT) funded project that produced a series of reports detailing secure service composition techniques. The researchers, who worked with 17 partners across the European Union, also assessed the applicability of the approaches for real-world use and developed an Open Source toolchain that has been used by SELEX Elsag and SAP within their software security processes. In addition to this, the Group’s digital forensics training and software has been used by England’s Cybercrime Centre of Excellence Network for Training Research and Education, as part of a ISEC (Prevention of and Fight against Crime) €900 000 project.

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If you’d like to ask a question or find out more about information about this Group, please contact the team using the details below.

Contact: David Llewellyn-Jones
Email:
D.Llewellyn-Jones@ljmu.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 151 231 2275
Skype: llewelld

Address:

Security Research Group,
School of Computing and Maths,
Liverpool John Moores University,
James Parsons Building,
Byrom Street,
Liverpool,
L3 3AF