Women in Cyber 16 – Student Careers Event

GCHQ, together with the Cabinet Office, DSTL, HMGCC, the Government Digital Service and the National Crime Agency, are running an event at Birmingham University on 27 January aimed at female students who want to learn more about opportunities in UK Government cyber careers.

Research suggests demand for cyber professionals is growing 3.5 times faster than the overall IT job market and 12 times faster than the overall job market. Yet only 10% of the current global cyber workforce are women.   This event is an opportunity for female students to explore internships, graduate schemes, summer schools, etc., as well as network with government recruiters, cyber experts and peers from other  UK universities.

Guest Speakers will include:

  • Director Cyber GCHQ
  • Penny Endersby Division Head Cyber and Information Systems Division, Dstl 

Please note that anyone wishing to attend must apply in advance through the website by Monday 18th January.

Further details are available at www.WIC16.com

Cyber Security Pre-Call Announcement

ESRCA pre-call announcement for collaborative interdisciplinary research projects on Society, Integrity and Cyber-security has been issued by NordForsk, together with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), within the Nordic Societal Security Programme.

The funding of 4.2 m EURO is available to fund up to five projects.  The call will be issued in December with  an application deadline 15 March 2016.

Proposals are invited for joint projects under the following priority themes:

1.   Governance, norms and regulatory approaches
2.   Understanding behaviours
3.   Surveillance, privacy and data protection

More information can be found at:


Full details will be available in December please come back to the Research Support team if you are interested in putting in an application for funding. 


Oxford Early-Careers Researchers Symposium – Event

yqpGMsJO_400x400The first ever “Early-Careers Researchers Symposium for Cybersecurity Research” in Oxford will be occuring on the 30th September 2015, and will be held in the Tony Hoare Room, Robert Hooke Building. The idea is to get students and postdocs into the same room, to learn what is going on across the university and present their new ideas in front of a friendly (but well-informed) audience.  There will even be prizes and lunch on offer.

There is also opportunity to present if you would like, as the aim is to showcase as many groups and departments as possible, whilst giving you a chance to test-drive your presentations before giving them at a conference or event.

The Current Agenda looks like this:
9:30-10:05 – Registration and Welcome
10:05-10:45 – Session 1: Security and the Social
10:45-11:30 – Panel 1: CyberSecurity – Hype or Real Threat?
11:30-11:45 – Coffee Break
11:45-12:30 – Session 2: Hardware and Software
12:30-13:30 – Lunch
13:30-14:30 – Session 3: Law, Politics and Policy
14:30-14:45 – Coffee Break
14:45-15:45 – Session 4: Comfort Zones and Jurisdictions
15:45-16:15 – Wrap up and Prizes

To reserve your spot or find out more, please email Katherine Fletcher
To view the full agenda – Click Here

EPSRC Singapore-UK Cyber Security – Call

EPSRC have released a call in search of 3 collaborative projects between the UK and Singapore on the subject of Cyber Security. Up to £1.2 million is to be split between these 3 projects, with the aim to foster stronger research links between Singapore and the UK, and to strengthen collaboration between the nations’ best cyber security researchers.

This call is open to proposals, in any area of research, which have real potential to enhance the understanding of cyber security and strengthen relationships between researchers in Singapore and the UK. In particular projects are welcomed which address shared challenges in:

• Intrusion: Malware, exploits, intrusion detection and protection
• Data Analytics: Algorithms, machine learning, privacy, trust, and personal/aggregated data issues (‘Big Data’)
• Human Factors: Usability, behaviours, incentives, and more general economic, social and legal concerns
• Policy Aspects: Issues that directly affect policy, government or business
• Sectors and applications (e.g. Internet of Things (IoT)): Targets the concerns of particular sectors or applications.

The closing date for applications is the 30th July 2015 – please contact your research facilitation team as soon as possible if you intend to apply.

To find out more – Click Here


EPSRC Fellowships: Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security

epsrc_logoEPSRC’s Digital Economy theme has announced a new priority area for its Fellowships: Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS.)

Proposals in this area will be joint funded by the Global Uncertainties theme (now known as PaCCS). EPSRC expect to have enough to fund anything up to half a dozen Fellows across TIPS, assuming that projects are in the range £800k-£1M.

If you’re interested in applying for one of these fellowships with the Department of Computer Science please do get in touch. I have further inside information which will help you to pitch/frame your application to maximise chances of success.