Monthly Archives: January 2013

Facebook Graph Search, Privacy Settings and User Education

The following CSO Online story raises interesting questions about Ethics and security. http://www.csoonline.com/article/727502/facebook-s-graph-search-worries-security-experts The Facebook perspective is that Users need to be responsible for their own settings, even though managing settings is not intuitive and is difficult to find. Security … Continue reading

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Growing Demand for Computer Forensics Expertise and Rising Salaries

See this little article from the BCS http://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/49567  

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Information Overload

We live in an ocean of data and are yet thirst for information. The world of Big Data requires us to find ways of identifying key nuggets of actionable information and knowledge amongst this overwhelming mass of data. Data needs … Continue reading

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CSO Updates for Cybercrime

A couple of interesting items from today’s online email Distributed Spam Distraction (DSD) technique http://www.csoonline.com/article/727439/flood-of-spam-email-it-may-be-a-screen-for-fraud Value of Forensics http://www.csoonline.com/article/727438/gozi-malware-arrests-report-highlight-russian-cybercrime

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Office Hours

My office hours for the Spring semester are: Monday: 14:00 pm – 16:00 pm Tuesday: 13:00 pm – 14:00 pm My availability is limited, so please email me to book an appointment if you want to see me outside my … Continue reading

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Big Data – Growth and Employment

Big Data and Business Analytics and Business Intelligence are driving growth in need for experience See this link for how many Big Data BI experts are needed. http://onboardcareers.com/articles/big-data-talent-cliff-looms-large/ and this one for the size of IT spend on Big Data … Continue reading

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In first year and confused by timetables?

Are you in first year on a course in the CS Scheme (CS, CGP, N&S, CFI) and are the online timetables getting you down? Check out http://computing.derby.ac.uk/~dfe/ComputerScience_Year1_Spring.pdf It is for week 1 only as it lacks tutorials but it should get … Continue reading

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