Centre for Computer Security, Audit, Forensics and Education Centre for Computer Security, Audit, Forensics and Education University of Greenwich
Centre for Computer Security, Audit, Forensics and Education

The C-SAFE (Cyber Security Audit Forensics and Education) centre is an established teaching and research group with expertise in penetration testing, digital forensics, malware analysis, IT auditing, Law, security standards, encryption and steganography, cloud security, cyber physical security of autonomous vehicles and criminal profiling. The core research team currently includes five academics, and seven PhD students. Link to members


DoS defenceC-SAFE's members have participated in a number of research projects on several areas within cyber security, communications and self-aware systems, funded by the UK Research Councils, EU FP7 and the industry. One team member is on the editorial board of the BCS Computer Journal, with a specialisation in information security. Team members are on programme committees for a number of conferences:- IEEE HPCC, IEEE ISCIS, PerNEM (IEEE PERCOM) and Cyberforensics. The latest funding secured by the team is a 3 year PhD scholarship fully funded by dstl to investigate securing semi-autonomous vehicles from cyber attacks. They were also awarded the University of Greenwich, Vice Chancellorís 3 year PhD scholarship in Cyber-physical security of semi-autonomous vehicles, 2012-2015. An EU-funded research project which involves the development of profiling mechanisms for cyber crime, and is being carried out in collaboration with commercial partners and the police is currently ongoing.

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Industrial Collaborations

industrial collaborationsThe C-SAFE team has strong links with a number of companies within the security industry, with current technical collaborations on R&D, forensic investigations, IT security audits and penetration testing. The team successfully completed an IT audit for Kent Connects, which icluded 14 local authorities, the Fire Services, the Police and the NHS throughout the county of Kent.

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KW116 laboratorCyber security courses taught in the University of Greenwich cover computer crime, computer forensics, network security, network implementation, penetration testing, OS and Application Server security, risk management, security policies, cryptography, steganography and audit. Most courses include extensive hands-on laboratory exercises.

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short coursesThe C-SAFE team places significant emphasis on short courses related to the latest advances in Cyber Security, Computer Forensics and the Law (intermediate), Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment (advanced), as well as industry recognised certifications in computer forensics. They also run a bespoke courses for bodies of the UK Government.

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news CSAFE MSc students won two of these year's three ISACA London Chapter Postgraduate awards for their project dissertations (Daria Kravchenko for "Adoption of Computer Forensics Principles to Strengthen Insider Threat Controls" and Chris Owusu-Ansah for "Cyber risks of supply chains"), following two previous awards in 2008 and 2011.

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We are located within the majestic Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
Queen Mary Court QM365, University of Greenwich,
Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LS, UK

The CSAFE e-pub's third issue with articles about Anonymous and Denial of Service attacks.
  • CSAFE Forum is the University of Greenwich CMS Student Forum.
  • Ethical Hacking C-Safe is a student run society within the department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Greenwich. This is for students studying cyber security and digital forensics and is affiliated to the Student Union and is also part of the BCS CIS branch.