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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.

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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,...

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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...

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Economy

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Science

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S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

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Researchers 'mask' cancer drug to spare healthy tissues while killing tumors

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Technology

eBay acquires NFT marketplace startup KnownOrigin

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World of Warcraft can now pre-purchase the games upcoming expansion called Dragonflight. Blizzard Entertainment also confirmed this week that the update would be released later this year. World of Warcraft: Dragonflight...
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