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Vincent Taylor

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Vincent Taylor

Doctoral Student

Leaving date: 28th March 2018


Vincent's current research interests are in cyber-physical security, more specifically the impact on the privacy and security of smartphones and tablets that comes from the use of apps. His current projects include AppScanner (identifying smartphone apps from their network traffic) and SecuRank (identifying safer Android apps for users).

Vincent's computer security interests also extend to network security at Layer2/3, web hacking and defenses, and reverse-engineering hardware and software. In a previous life, Vincent worked with wireless sensor networks, developing security protocols and architectures for mitigating denial-of-service attacks caused by routing misbehaviour from malicious network nodes.


Vincent is from the warm, sunny island of Jamaica and did his bachelors and masters degrees at the University of the West Indies, Mona. As an undergraduate he did a double-major in Computer Science and Electronics and focused on network security and environmental monitoring during his masters degree. He is now a Rhodes Scholar (Jamaica and Magdalen 2013) reading for a DPhil in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford.

Vincent is interested in smartphone privacy/security, networking and network security at Layer 2 and Layer 3 of the OSI model. He holds Cisco CCENT/CCNA/CCNP certifications in Routing and Switching. He has experience in web server administration and web application penetration testing. Vincent enjoys communicating via amateur radio and builds and maintains websites for non-profit organizations pro bono in his spare time. He also maintains a web programming tutorials website in his spare time.

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