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DEF CON 31: Where IoT Cybersecurity Meets the Zero-Day Frontier

LONDON – This year's DEF CON in the heart of Las Vegas was less of a conference and more of a symposium of elite digital craftsmanship, where the riddles of zeroes and ones were dissected and where code vulnerabilities were scrutinised under the critical eyes of global hacking maestros.

New PETRAS Research Highlights Need for Inclusivity in the Metaverse for Users with Disabilities and Content Creators

In a recent collaborative research initiative, a group of leading experts from the University of Oxford and University College London delved into the accessibility and inclusivity of the evolving concept of the Metaverse for users with disabilities and content creators. This pioneering research has been made possible through the support of the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity.

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World’s First Quantum-Secure Cross-border Electronic Trade Document Transaction

The DigiPorts project and work by Professor Julie McCann and Dr Mike Breza has contributed to delivering the world’s first cross-border quantum-secure digital trade transaction.

Artistic Exhibition by the PETRAS CyFer Project: Meet the Artists and Designers

PETRAS is excited to present the artists and designers who will participate in the CyFer project's extraordinary artistic exhibition from 19 June to 10 September 2023. The artworks and designs presented will respond to scientific research on the privacy, security, and ethics of female-oriented technology at The Exhibition Space, Royal Holloway, University London. Artists and designers from around the world have contributed sculptures, textiles, digital art, and interactive experiences that encourage visitors to reflect on the security and privacy of their personal medical information, as well as their expectations regarding menstruation and fertility data.

The Quipu Kit: Reflecting on Privacy and Trust through Knotting

The Quipu kit invites for reflecting on relations to data by knotting experiences of privacy and trust in regard to Menstruation and Fertility Tracking Apps (MFTAs). It is informed by the Incan tradition of Quipu (or Khipu), which are recording devices made of knotted cords to represent notations, numbers, or language. The kit includes a booklet with instructions, prompts, and a selection of materials that can be used for making knotted artefacts, inspired by Quipu knotting. These aim to explore the security and reliability of data.

Althea Rao, Moon Tapestry 

Moon Tapestry is a 28-day calendar that one can use to produce and document their daily Basal Body Temperature. Input of one's body temperature will activate the heating elements embedded inside the tapestry, causing thermochromic patterns of moon phases to slowly emerge or disappear. Across the length of the tapestry, a temperature curve of daily moon will form. An individual knowledgeable of the symptothermal birth control method may observe from this curve important bodily events such as ovulation, menstruation, and fertility period. The tapestry is entirely offline and can remember 28 days’ of value at most.  

Reg-Med Tech Report: Emerging Digital Technologies in Patient Care

The REG-MEDTECH project published a report on 9 June 2023 entitled "Emerging Digital Technologies in Patient Care: Dealing with connected, intelligent medical device vulnerabilities and failures in the healthcare sector". The report summarises findings from the workshop entitled Emerging Digital Technologies in Patient Care: Dealing with Connected, Intelligent Medical Device Vulnerabilities and Failures in the Healthcare Sector, held on 23 February 2023 at Goodenough College, London. The workshop was organised by members of the Reg-MedTech project1, funded by the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence in IoT Systems Cybersecurity (EPSRC grant number EP/S035362/1), in collaboration with project partners at the BSI, the UK’s National Standards Body.

Can AI Help Make Scams a Thing of the Past?

Phone fraud remains one of the most common and yet insidious crimes in the UK, with an estimated 4m incidents registered annually by the National Crime Agency. This form of fraud causes an annual loss exceeding £200bn in the UK annually. How can scams remain this pervasive when it's clearly taking such a toll on both individuals and organisations?

Artistic Exhibition by the PETRAS CyFer Project

The PETRAS CyFer project is delighted to host an extraordinary exhibition from 19 June to 10 September 2023, that will present artworks and designs that respond to scientific research on the privacy, security, and ethics of female-oriented technology at The Exhibition Space, Royal Holloway, University London.

Future Challenges of IoT Cybersecurity in Financial Services

On Wednesday 29th March 2023, the PETRAS Centre Team and FIRE project were delighted to host an industry-specific workshop titled “Future Challenges of IoT/Cybersecurity in Financial Services and the Role of Academic/Industrial Research” at the School of Management, UCL, Canary Wharf, London.

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