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Paul Haskell-Dowland

Paul Haskell-Dowland

Associate Dean (Computing and Security), Edith Cowan University

Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland is the Associate Dean for Computing and Security in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and is an associate member of the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research within the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. His interests include network and system security, teaching and learning technologies, and security education.

Dr Haskell-Dowland is the Working Group Coordinator to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 (TC11 - Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems), the secretary to IFIP Working Group 11.1 (Information Security Management), a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, a Senior Member of the IEEE, an Honorary Fellow of the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, a Fellow of the BCS and a Senior Member of the ACS/Certified Professional. He is the author of over 60 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, edited 29 proceedings.

Dr Haskell-Dowland, together with colleagues at Plymouth University (Dr Bogdan Ghita and Prof. Steven Furnell), co-invented the ICAlert platform. ICAlert is a managed device that monitors Internet access (initially aimed at primary and secondary schools), targeting users attempting to access illegal content (child abuse images) as well as terrorist content. In February 2017, following several years of trials, a commercial product was launched in collaboration with the SouthWest Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation.

This New Year, why not resolve to ditch your dodgy old passwords?

Jan 03, 2022 11:58 am UTC| Life

Most of the classic New Year resolutions revolve around improving your health and lifestyle. But this year, why not consider cleaning up your passwords too? We all know the habits to avoid, yet so many of us do them...

How does the Pegasus spyware work, and is my phone at risk?

Jul 24, 2021 06:56 am UTC| Technology

A major journalistic investigation has found evidence of malicious software being used by governments around the world, including allegations of spying on prominent individuals. From a list of more 50,000 phone numbers,...

'We have filed a case under your name': beware of tax scams — they'll be everywhere this EOFY

Jun 20, 2021 12:15 pm UTC| Life

The end of the financial year is near. So all of us especially those scrambling at the last minute to get their receipts in order should keep an eye out for the accompanying onslaught of tax scams. Posing as the...

Fastly global internet outage: why did so many sites go down — and what is a CDN, anyway?

Jun 08, 2021 12:51 pm UTC| Technology

If you were having difficulty accessing your favourite website on Tuesday evening Australian time, youre not alone. A jaw-dropping number of major websites around the globe suddenly became unavailable with no immediately...

Holding the news to ransom? What we know so far about the Channel 9 cyber attack

Apr 04, 2021 10:38 am UTC| Insights & Views

On Sunday afternoon, Channel 9 posted a cryptic tweet indicating it was under attack. The accompanying video acknowledged that the failure to run the Weekend Today show that morning was attributed to a major cyber...

Robot take the wheel: Waymo has launched a self-driving taxi service

Oct 15, 2020 14:25 pm UTC| Technology

The age of the driverless taxi has arrived at least in parts of Phoenix, Arizona. Self-driving car company Waymo, owned by Googles parent company Alphabet, announced its autonomous vehicles are now available to the...

Airports, ATMs, hospitals: Microsoft Windows XP leak would be less of an issue, if so many didn't use it

Oct 01, 2020 15:49 pm UTC| Business

The source code of the Windows XP operating system is now circulating online as a huge 43GB mega-dump. Although the software is nearly two decades old, its still used by people, businesses and organisations around the...

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Economy

Pakistan to block cryptocurrency trading websites

Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will block websites dealing in cryptocurrency after a complete ban on crypto was recommended following its meeting with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The SBP officials,...

Crocs files trademark application for NFT and digital collectibles

Colorado-based American shoe company Crocs may be delving into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on its US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing. Rocs filing was described as Downloadable Virtual Goods...

Chick-fil-A hit a snag with its plans to build New Jersey restaurant

Chick-Fil-A has been planning to build an outlet at a rest stop area on Garen State Parkway in New Jersey. However, the company faces some issues; thus, it cannot proceed with its plans at the moment. According to Fox...

McDonald’s Japan’s launches Canadian Maple Custard Pie, Belgian Chocolat Pie, McNuggets Garlic Pepper

McDonalds Japan has added new food items to its menu list, and they are all delectable. Starting from the Canadian Maple Custard Pie to the Belgian Chocolat Pie and Spicy Chicken McNuggets Garlic Pepper, all new items are...

Rio De Janeiro to invest 1% of treasury in cryptocurrency

Rio de Janeiro will invest one percent of its Treasury in cryptocurrencies to turn the city into a cryptocurrency-friendly hub, according to its mayor, Eduardo Paes Other tax incentives will also be applied to achieve...

Politics

Kevin McCarthy reveals Donald Trump admitted responsibility for Capitol insurrection

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has flip-flopped on his stance regarding the January 6 Capitol insurrection, of which he has become a material witness in the congressional investigations. An unearthed interview of...

Joe Biden appoints Star Jones to serve in US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

Joe Biden has appointed television personality Star Jones to a presidential commission. Jones will be serving in the US Commission for the Preservation of Americas Heritage Abroad. Biden has appointed Jones to serve in...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: US official says Moscow looking for 'excuse' to invade

Tensions remain high between Russia, Ukraine, the US, and NATO, along with fears of an invasion. A US official claims the recent cyberattack on Ukraine was Russia looking for a reason to carry out an invasion. Speaking...

Nancy Pelosi's office received calls from Capitol insurrectionists asking for a 'lost and found'

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the lawmakers being targeted by the pro-Trump mob during the January 6 Capitol insurrection. According to Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, following the insurrection, the...

Science

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Unilever calls for better plant-based diet through public health strategies

Unilever scientists are prompting public health officials to facilitate the transition to a balanced diet with more diverse nutrient-dense plant foods through consumer education, food fortification, and...

IBS develops photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbon energy. The study was done in collaboration with the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and...

KEPCO to share CO2 decomposition tech to Korea National Railway

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) had signed an agreement for joint use of the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) decomposition technology with the Korea National Railway as part of efforts to limit carbon dioxide...

Technology

Walmart cryptocurrency and NFTs could be in the works

Some of the biggest brands around the world have been launching new products and campaigns that would put them into the metaverse over the last year. It appears that Walmart plans on joining them soon by introducing...

‘Halo Infinite’ devs to lower prices in the Shop on January 18

Halo Infinite marked a massive shift in the franchise after introducing its online multiplayer mode as a standalone free-to-play game. That also meant microtransactions have a bigger role now. But 343 Industries confirmed...

SteamDB update suggests ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ patch 1.5 could arrive soon

Aside from all-new titles, video game fans are also looking forward to some significant updates slated to launch in the earlier part of the year, including the next patch for Cyberpunk 2077. And it appears that CD Projekt...

‘WWE 2K22’ covers to feature Rey Mysterio

Long-time fans of WWE and pro wrestling may have more reasons to look forward to WWE 2K22. A new leak claimed both editions of WWE 2K22 will feature the legendary Rey Mysterio on the cover. A couple of images claimed to...

iPad Air 5 is expected to launch with iPhone SE 3 in spring 2022

The first half of 2022 might be a busy one for Apple based on the rumored products to launch in the coming months. The fifth generation of iPad Air is expected to be one of them, and a new report suggests it could be...
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