Funding granted for innovative cyber security projectThursday 2 February 2017
Dean of Science Professor Atulya Nagar has been successful in attracting a grant jointly funded by HEFCE and Innovate-UK under their Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research Programme scheme.
The funding has been granted to explore applications and the commercialisation of Algorithms for cyber security, which Dr Neil Buckley - Professor Nagar's recent PhD student - has developed during his doctoral studies. Dr Buckley will work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on this project.
The project is entitled COMPATRIOT - short form for Collaborative Multi-Party Authentication Towards a Reliable Internet of Things.
Discussing its aims, Dr Nagar said: “We have developed a way to use secret sharing, a highly secure, efficient and collaborative form of cryptography for cybersecurity in existing and emerging technology. Our underlying algorithm is termed SSA - Share-Send/Store Algorithm - harnessing the security of secret sharing.”
Further details on this project can be found at: http://ssa.hope.ac.uk/