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PETRAS Living Securely in the Internet of Things Event

Living Securely in the Internet of Things: 16 June 2023 at the IET’s Savoy Place, London.  An open, free event showcasing the best of PETRAS’s cutting edge research on IoT cybersecurity, and related issues of Privacy, Ethics, Trust, Reliability, Acceptability and Security.  

Can Digital Twins help us towards Net Zero?

PETRAS is delighted to welcome Kevin Reeves (Microsoft UK) and his co-authors, Prof Carsten Maple and Dr Greg Epiphaniou (Warwick University) to discuss their recent paper which focuses on the role of Digital Twins in supporting Net Zero in Critical Infrastructure.

PETRAS Year in Review 2022

PETRAS is excited to present a year in review summary of the Centre’s highlights in 2022. The PETRAS team has had a busy year with a wide range of events, new research projects, high quality research publications and research outputs from the Centre’s researchers and partners from across the UK.

Playing at Cybersecurity led by Prof. Paul Coulton with Dr. Adrian Gradinar & Dr. Max Van Kleek

Games and gaming have become a pervasive media across the world generating both huge revenues and social impact. Whilst games are often dismissed as trivial their design continues to be at the forefront of delivering engaging interactive experiences and can offer significant opportunities for encouraging users to play a more active role in managing their security and privacy.

PETRAS Academics Receive Media Coverage for their Recent Paper on Thermal Attacks

PETRAS academics from the PT.HEAT project have recently developed the ThermoSecure system that can guess computer and smartphone passwords by analysing traces of heat left on keyboards and screens.This development, led by Dr Mohamed Khamis, University of Glasgow, demonstrates how falling prices of thermal imaging cameras and increasing access to machine learning are causing new cyber threats for ‘thermal attacks.’

PETRAS Edge of Reality and Edge of Tomorrow projects at the British Science Festival & the London Design Festival

On 17 September 2022, PETRAS took its Edge of Reality and Edge of Tomorrow projects to The British Science Festival in Leicester, aiming to inform the public about the sustainability and security of their connected devices. Lancaster University's design-led research lab, Imagination Lancaster, also rode along in its Future Mundane Caravan.

Design Fiction and Speculative Design for Research and Public Engagement led by Dr. Naomi Jacobs

This presentation will introduce speculative design and design fiction as methods and discuss how they might be of particular interest to PETRAS researchers. It will describe how such approaches can be used both to consider possible futures and to interrogate these potential futures in order to support the design and development of technologies and systems in the present.

White Paper: The Future of Medical Device Regulation and Standards

The REG-MEDTECH project has just published a White Paper entitled "The Future of Medical Device Regulation and Standards: Dealing with Critical Challenges for Connected, Intelligent Medical Devices", in partnership with BSI, the UK National Standards Body. The paper reviews the main trends in the existing standards and regulatory landscape applicable to connected, intelligent medical devices (CIMDs) and captures critical challenges and potential gaps in this area.

How Sustainable is IoT? Do the Benefits Outweigh the Negatives? with Dr. Mike Stead & Prof. Gordon Blair

New digital technologies are making an impact when it comes to helping us make sense of the natural environment as we try to future-proof our world in the face of climate change. Yet, our current approach of creating new but often disposable hardware and devices that generate, process and store copious amounts of data via systems like AI and ML, also raises the prospect of a technological double-edged sword.

CyFer-Expression of Interest Call

Researchers from the CyFer project, funded by PETRAS, UK, are examining cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and trust in FemTech. Female-oriented technologies (FemTech) promise to enable people to take control of their bodies and lives, helping them overcome the many existing challenges in medical care and research.