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.
Robust Smartphone App Identification Via Encrypted Network Traffic Analysis
V. F. Taylor‚ R. Spolaor‚ M. Conti and I. Martinovic
In IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Vol. PP. No. 99. Pages 1−1. 2017.
There Are Many Apps for That: Quantifying the Availability of Privacy−preserving Apps
Vincent F. Taylor‚ Alastair R. Beresford and Ivan Martinovic
In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks. Pages 247–252. New York‚ NY‚ USA. 2017. ACM.
To Update or Not to Update: Insights From a Two−Year Study of Android App Evolution
Vincent F. Taylor and Ivan Martinovic
In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security. Pages 45–57. New York‚ NY‚ USA. 2017. ACM.