Alumni Weekend Event: Cyber Security: Past, Present and Future with Andrew Martin

Cyber Security seems like a contemporary concern, as we live in fear of viruses and ransomware, banks being hacked, and autonomous vehicles going rogue.  However, through Kellogg College’s connections with Bletchley Park, there are many echoes of similar concerns in the work of the wartime code-breakers.

In this talk Professor Martin will trace some of those themes from the birth of the digital age to the present day, and consider the prospects for the future:  will we ever get on top of the cyber security challenge?

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Refreshments will be provided by The Missing Bean coffee shop.


Professor Andrew Martin is the IT Fellow and an Official Fellow of Kellogg College, and the Professor of Systems Security Department of Computer Science.

Andrew began his career in the software industry, but quickly decided that an academic career would suit him better.  He studied for a DPhil in Oxford before spending time as a research fellow at the University of Queensland, in Australia.  After a short period as a lecturer in Southampton, he returned to Oxford to teach on the Software Engineering Programme, a joint venture of the University’s Department for Continuing Education and its Computing Laboratory.  Much of his research and teaching to date has been in the practical application of some of the more theoretical parts of the discipline, but lately he has begun to study and lecture on topics in Computer Security, Web Services, and Grid Computing. Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the British Computer Society.

Recently, Andrew’s interest in security has led him to establish a small research team around the topic of Trusted Computing, a significant change in the design of personal computers which will have a substantial beneficial effect on security in the next few years.