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Mar
29
Wed
Conference on Ransomware, Cryptography and Pseudo-ID by Bill Buchanan @ Craiglockhart Campus
Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Conference on Ransomware, Cryptography and Pseudo-ID by Bill Buchanan @ Craiglockhart Campus | Scotland | United Kingdom

This is a free event and will investigate issues within ransomware, cryptography and pseudo-IDs.

Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017, 1:30pm – 5pm

Venue: Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh

Cyber-attacks are a reality and the threats are happening right now. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about new pioneering approaches to cryptography, discover the latest advanced technology and interact with leading security experts and academia. Keynotes and informal gatherings allow you to gain insight from a forward-thinking global community that will inspire and empower you.

Cryptography is one of the most challenging areas within IT, and its usage causes many problems for companies and investigators, but it is also a protector of the rights of privacy. With GDPR legislation becoming law in May 2018, the usage of cryptography and pseudo-IDs will come to the fore, and companies must understand how to best protect their customer’s data

More details here: http://thecyberacademy.org/crypto2017/

Note: The event is free, but there will be a cancellation fee of £75 if you do not cancel within 7 days of the event.

 

Organiser: Bill Buchanan

Organiser of Conference on Ransomware, Cryptography and Pseudo-ID

Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He has a long track record of success in innovation, teaching and research, including two successful spin-out companies.His current duties including leading Public Engagement activities winning Edinburgh Napier University.

He currently leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security, and works in the areas of security, e-Health, Cloud Security, Web-based infrastructures, e-Crime, cryptography, triage, intrusion detection systems, digital forensics, mobile computing, agent-based systems, and security risk.

Bill has one of the most extensive academic sites in the World, and is involved in many areas of novel research and teaching in computing. He has published over 27 academic books, and over 250 academic research papers, along with several awards for excellence in knowledge transfer, and for teaching, such as winning at the Excellence Awards at Edinburgh Napier University in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

He is currently an external examiner at Royal Holloway (University of London) and has been an external examiner for many programmes, and for PhD examinations.

Presently he is working with a range of industrial/domain partners, including with the Scottish Police, the finance sector, and many large and small companies. He has a long track record in commercialisation activities, including being a co-founder of Zonefox and safi.re, which of which progressed from PhD work to a university spin-out, though the Scottish Enterprise funded Proof-of-Concept scheme. Over the past four years he has received direct funding of over £2.5million related to computer security, which has had a major impact on an international basis. Along with this he gives many keynote/endnote talks at conferences, including at NISC 2014 on Heartbleed.

Both spin-outs build on patented technology, including one which has patenting protection over three territories around the World. His current work includes a 500,000 Euro project which aims to build an advanced training infrastructure for Cyber Security and Digital Forensics. Previous projects have included collaboration of TSB Grants with Microsoft plc on a £2million project which aimed to improve the care of the elderly using Trusted Cloud-based services, and with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on a next generation Health Care platform. This also matches up with other funded projects with the FSA and the Scottish Police.

He has created many innovations in teaching related to computer security, including being sole author on http://networksims.com (Cisco Simulators), and http://asecuritysite.com (one of the most extensive computer security site for academic material in the World) and in creating DFET (an innovative Cloud training infrastructure for security and digital forensics training). His lectures are online at http://youtube.com/billatnapier, with over 400 on-line lectures, and has over 2,500 subscribers, with more than one million minutes watched. He regularly appears on the BBC radio and TV talking about Cybercrime (see http://youtube.com/billatnapier).

Bill was also a member of the ICT in Education Excellence Group, which has been setup by the Scottish Government in 2012, and innovated the Christmas Cyber lecture for Schools in Scotland (attended by over 3,000 pupils in Dec 2013). He has done extensive work with Schools in promoting ICT, especially focused on computer security, and created the Bright Red Digital Zone, which now includes most of the subjects with the N5 (CfE) subjects in Scotland (bright-redbooks.net), and which has extensive coverage of areas such as computer security.

Oct
26
Fri
Visit, Listen, Think, Discuss, Write; The Inner Level – Author talk with Profs Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett @ Grassmarket Community Project
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visit, Listen, Think, Discuss, Write; The Inner Level – Author talk with Profs Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett @ Grassmarket Community Project

Come along to the Grassmarket Community Project (86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA) at 5pm sharp for a visit to an external event and have a discussion. The event finishes at 7pm but a short discussion can carry on in a nearby establishment where in particular one of the aims will be to write about what we have learned; the writing is optional. You MUST register for a ticket on EVENTBRITE to attend this event as availability is limited…

Title of talk:

The Inner Level – Author talk with Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

The event is free however registration is required, here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-inner-level-with-richard-wilkinson-kate-pickett-tickets-51016486685

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

Professors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett will introduce the evidence and discuss the implications for us all from their most recent book, The Inner level and reflect back on its pre-cursor, The Spirit Level.

There will be a chaired Q&A to discuss how the analysis in the book should inform policies, strategies and their implementation to address inequality, including health outcomes and particularly mental health.

 

 

A few paragraphs on your subject:

The Inner level, published in June this year, sets out the evidence for the health implications, including on mental health, of inequality in society. Not just for those at the poorest, most heavily impacted end of the spectrum but at all levels.

The Spirit level, published in 2009 compared countries worldwide against a range of measure -health, education attainment, longevity, crime amongst others to demonstrate that the higher the range of inequality the worse the outcomes.

Wilkinson & Pickett set up The Equality Trust to continue to engage with interested parties of all types, policy makers, think tanks and those delivering services in the public and charity sectors and continue to promote this message with talks such as this.

A few paragraphs about you:

My Fair Edinburgh is a new, growing group of folks who care about reducing social equality in Edinburgh and is affiliated to The Equality Trust which works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic and social inequality.

Both books are published by Penguin Random House and will be sold at the event by the Lighthouse Radical Bookshop

The NRS Mental Health Network & NHS Lothian are sponsoring the event which is being held at The Grassmarket Community Project, a social enterprise venue in the heart of Edinburgh

Nov
14
Wed
Ragged University: ‘What is Feminism’ plus ‘Teachers in Bangladesh’ @ The Castle Hotel
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ragged University: 'What is Feminism' plus 'Teachers in Bangladesh' @ The Castle Hotel

Come along to The Castle Hotel (66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE) from 7pm. Come along for some food, some socialising and a two talks in an informal setting…

 

What is Feminism ? by Brigitte Lechner

What is feminism? Ask ten people this question and you might get ten different answers. It’s not that I claim to have the one right answer but rather that I do have one I have settled on and I am pleased to share it with Ragged members. My generation of women has seen enormous changes in our lives. I hardly recognise myself as the young woman who always sat quietly in one corner or another. To me, that is proof of feminism as an agent of personal growth and empowerment; one more reason to share what I know about it.

Feminism to me is a political sisterhood because it aims to challenge the dominant social force generally known as patriarchy. Some people get very precise and define it as capitalist patriarchy or imperialist capitalist patriarchy, even imperialist patriarchal capitalism. I suppose one’s view is always determined by where one stands.

My talk therefore aims to clarify what a plain and simple patriarchal society is, how it is structured and how feminists have over time risen to the challenge of the ways in which patriarchy disempowers and even harms women as a sex class; a thing feminists call patriarchal oppression. Moreover, whilst women are doing different things differently today than they did fifty years ago they are still doing it for themselves and often for men as well. Mine will be a whistle-stop tour through an immensely rich and complex cultural landscape but I hope there will be enough time left to take questions.

 

 

During the break we have a bite to eat and a chance to socialise.  Everyone is welcome to bring an item of food to put on the table to share and take away what is left at the end so nothing goes to waste

 

Teachers in Bangladesh; Ways of Seeing and Expressing Reality by Taslima Ivy

In this presentation I hope to share my story of researching ICT integration in education with rural female teachers from an island in Bangladesh. I will particularly focus on how I attempted to tap into teachers’ own ways of seeing, feeling and expressing life.

Firstly, I will talk about how I used multimodal artefact production- a method through which teachers have shared significant day to day experiences with me,- through a mode and genre of their choice-sometimes they chose images, sometimes video clips, audio clips while sometimes poems and journal entries.

Then I will talk about the distinct Bengali genre of ‘golpo/ adda’ (informal chatting) which I used in my research as an attempt to enable my participants’ experiences to emerge through their own discursive style. I will conclude by sharing how these two processes made me aware of my own ‘gaze’ and maybe helped me understand my participants from the position of a female-the position of a teacher- rather than the power position of a researcher.