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SPRITE+ Newsletter: November 2022
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In this Newsletter:

SPRITE+ Conference 2023 - June 28/29, Titanic Centre, Belfast

Workshop follow-up: Communicating Cybersecurity - 'Stakeholder Mapping: Who communicates cybersecurity to whom?'

Expression of Interest: ECR Media Training Event

ECR Drop-in: All things teaching


News and Publications from the SPRITE+ Community

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Job Opportunities

Impact of digital society on equality and inclusion is focus of £3m research programme

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE) conference

Join KnowBe4's University Cybersecurity Awareness Video Challenge

QUB LINAS Doctoral Training Programme: 2023 Studentships

2023 UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge Applications

DSbD Awareness Survey: Assessing Organisational DSbD Awareness and Readiness

A message from the Future of Privacy Forum

Call for Papers

Contact Details

Subscription Details


Funding Opportunities

ESRC: Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, closing date: open call. Read more here.

EPSRC: discipline-hopping in ICT, closing date: open call, total fund: £1.5M. Read more here.

ESRC: New investigator grant, closing date: open call. Read more here.

Innovate UK: Digitalisation and Automation of Medicines R&D and Manufacture, closing date: 21 December 2022. Read more here.

Innovate UK: Horizon Europe Guarantee 2022, closing date: 31 December 2022. Read more here.

Innovate UK: XR prize challenge: fight climate change, closing date: 31 December 2022. Read more here.

EPSRC: Early career researcher international collaboration grants, closing date: 18 January 2023 16.00 BST. Read more here.


Upcoming Events

PETRAS: Securing the Future: Nurturing Research Ecosystems – Why Academic-Industry Collaborations are Critical to IoT Cybersecurity, 10.00-14.00, 1 December 2022, online. Register here.

SASIG: Zero Trust is a provable paradox: Prove me wrong, 11.00-12.00 GMT, 2 December 2022, online. Register here.

SASIG: Financial Services, 9.30-15.00 GMT, December 6 2022, Central London (in-person). Register here.

CyBOK: Next Phase Imagery Workshop, 13.00-14.30 GMT, 10 January 2023, online. Register here.

The University of Manchester, Digital Futures: Advances in Data Science and AI: Haiping Lu, 14.00-15.00 GMT, 7 February 2023, hybrid. Register here.


Job Opportunities

Chair and committee member vacancies, Age Estimation Science Advisory Committee. Closing date: 4 December 2022, 11pm. Read more here.

Research Fellow, or experienced Research Assistant, Queen's University Belfast. Closing date: 5 December 2022. Read more here.

Research Fellow in Financial Computing, University College London. Closing date: 5 December 2022. Read more here.

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security, Birmingham City University. Closing date: 11 December 2022. Read more here.

Associate Professor Information Systems Management (34443-1122), Warwick Business School. Closing date: 19 December 2022. Read more here.

Multiple Academic Roles in Security, Protection Science and Related Disciplines, Lancaster University. Closing date: 8 January 2023. Read more here.

Associate Professor, Trustworthy Data Systems (Cyber Security or Privacy Engineering) (104889-1122), The University of Warwick. Closing date: 9 January 2023. Read more here.

Senior Research Analyst, Trilateral Research. Closing date: Rolling application. Read more here.

Research Analyst, Trilateral Research. Closing date: Rolling application. Read more here.

PhD in the Cognition of Identity Manipulation and Detection, Lancaster University. Closing date: 1 December 2022. Read more
here.

PhD Studentship: Pathways into Cyber Offending, University of Bath. Closing date: 13 January 2023. Read more here.

PhD Studentship: Smart Homes, Smart Decisions: Establishing Accountability in Algorithmic Security Systems, Queen’s University Belfast. Closing date: 31 January 2023. Read more here.

PhD Studentship: CDT in Digital Health and Care, University of Bristol. Closing date: 11 February 2023. Read more here.

12 Doctoral Researchers (F/M/D) in Computational Science and Accessibility, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Closing date: 15 February 2023. Read more here.


Impact of digital society on equality and inclusion is focus of £3m research programme

A new research programme that will explore how digital services and infrastructures can be designed to support inclusion and equality has been awarded £3 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
INCLUDE+ will explore how social and digital environments can be built, shaped and sustained to enable all people to thrive. The cross-disciplinary team includes researchers from The Universities of Cambridge, Exeter, Leeds and Sheffield and Swansea University, and partners and collaborators from industry, academia, the public and third sectors.
You can read more about the network on their website.


Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE) conference

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE) conference, taking place on Friday 2nd December at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Prince Philip House, London. You can register here. As this will be the 5th year of the project, we will be showcasing the outputs of the research undertaken during that time. So, in addition to presentations, we will also have a Demo and Poster Area (call for posters open). Find more information, including the agenda, here.


Join KnowBe4's University Cybersecurity Awareness Video Challenge

Security Serious are inviting students of all disciplines to work collaboratively together, connecting the skills of communications, creativity and cybersecurity to produce a security awareness video that addresses one of the themes from Cybersecurity Awareness Month – and in particular helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and critical industry risk.
Linking the skills of communication, creativity and good technical cyber know-how will seed new thought and deliver innovative experiences and grow collaborative project skills. So here's a competition for student to exercise this with prizes!
• £10k in cash to give away...
• ...with £5k allocated to the winners...
• ...£3k for second place...
• ...and £2k for third place!
Find out more here.


QUB LINAS Doctoral Training Programme: 2023 Studentships

The QUB LINAS Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) seeks to develop a cohort of Doctoral Scholars who can address the implications of massive-scale data processing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for both the actual operation of algorithmically driven public decision-making in wider society, and within science and engineering.

They have multiple studentships available and welcome applicants for Autumn 2023 start.

Details of the individual projects and the recording of the information session held on 9 November 2022, can be found here.


2023 UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge Applications

The UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is an annual competition designed to foster the next generation of cyber security professionals. Teams of four university students take on the role of senior government advisors responding to a complex and escalating cyber-attack with national and international ramifications. Alongside the competition, supporters from industry and government run workshops and career sessions, providing invaluable insight and networking opportunities. The competition takes place at the BT Tower, London on the 21st and 22nd of February 2023. Find out more hre, and apply before Friday 16 December 2022.


DSbD Awareness Survey: Assessing Organisational DSbD Awareness and Readiness

Academics at the University of Nottingham and Queen Mary University of London are conducting a survey to investigate organizational awareness and readiness to adopt technologies based upon Digital Security by Design (DSbD) principles. They are seeking to explore organisations’:
• attitude towards cyber security and experience of incidents
• prioritisation of cyber security during procurement and deployment of IT devices
• awareness of DSbD issues and principles.
Complete the survey here.


A message from the Future of Privacy Forum

FPF is being funded by the Sloan Foundation to write a compendium of use cases for data sharing between companies and researchers. If you or someone you know is in or has been in a data sharing partnership between a company and a research group and would be happy to be interviewed, please contact Mail@fpf.org.

If you are interested in joining the Ethics and Data in Research Working Group, please visit the sign up page.


Call for Papers

Special Issue, 'User-Centric Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis for Next Generation Intelligent Information Systems'. Deadline: 15 December 2022. Read more here.

Topic: Recent Advances in Robotics and Networks. Deadline: 30 December 2022. Read more here.

Special Issue, 'System and Device Architectures: Limitations andProspects of 6G-Enabled Wireless Communications for IoT Applications'. Deadline: 28 February 2023. Read more here.

Special Issue, 'Virtual Measurement Systems and Soft Sensors for Industrial Applications'. Deadline: 25 March 2023. Read more here.

Special Issue, 'Federated Learning for Internet of Vehicles'. Deadline: 31 May 2023. Read more here.


SPRITE+ Conference 2023 - June 28/29, Titanic Centre, Belfast

As we reach the end of our first four years, and look forward to the next four, save the date to come and celebrate with us!

We are holding a two-day conference in Belfast on 28-29 June 2023 at the Titanic Centre. We’ll be showcasing some of our achievements and working together to shape the next four years of SPRITE+.

We are delighted to announce our first keynote speaker will be Ciaran Martin, Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and former Head of the UK National Cyber Security Centre.

Call for contributions now live!

We invite Members and Expert Fellows to submit proposals for talks, posters, panels and workshops. We will waive registration fees for all accepted presenters.

If you are an academic Member or academic Expert Fellow (as of 1 January 2023) and you are unable to access institutional support, we may be able to support your attendance by covering reasonable UK travel and accommodation costs. Priority will be given to accepted presenters and active SPRITE+ Members/Fellows.

Find out more and submit your application here.

Key dates:
• 30 November: Call for submissions opens
• 16 January: Registration opens
• 31 January: Deadline for proposals for thematic workshops, panel sessions and Expert Fellow talks
• 24 February: Deadline for proposals for lightning talks, posters
• 30 March: Deadline for applications for travel/accommodation support
• 30 April: Early Bird registration fees end


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Workshop follow-up: Communicating Cybersecurity - 'Stakeholder Mapping: Who communicates cybersecurity to whom?'

On November 22, SPRITE+ held an online workshop focused on collaboratively mapping the stakeholders involved in communicating cybersecurity. The aim of this session was to build on the Community of Interest "Communicating Cybersecurity" that was launched earlier this year (outputs available on our website).

During the session, Dr Ola Michalec (University of Bristol) and Dr Emma Moreton (University of Liverpool) reported on their respective research projects, which explore how complex cyber security ideas can be communicated in more accessible ways and how language choices, when communicating cyber threats, can have an impact on decision making. This was followed by breakout exercises and extensive discussion around responsibilities within and effectiveness of communicating cybersecurity.

Outputs from this event will be uploaded to SPRITEHub in the upcoming weeks. Presentations will be available to view for SPRITE+ members only.


Expression of Interest: ECR Media Training Event

SPRITE+ and CREST are excited to be working in partnership to bring ECRs a day of Media Training. This is an in-person event that is scheduled to take place in March 2023 (expenses are covered by us). If you would be interested in attending this event, please answer a couple of questions here. Please only express an interest if you are 99% likely to attend (we will use this information to help organise the event and are keen to avoid empty seats on the day).

At this stage, we’re interested in an expression of interest, not a firm commitment.


ECR Drop-in: All things teaching

If you’re an ECR with teaching/supervision responsibilities and want some quick advice, feel free to come along to SPRITE+’s related drop-in sessions, which will run each Tuesday 10-11am on Teams. We will offer the drop-ins from 17th January to 7 February 2023 in the first instance. These are informal session where you ask the questions and a member of SPRITE (or another ECR in attendance) will offer their advice. There’s no obligation to stay for the whole hour.

Contact admin@spritehub.org for more information/to add these appointments to your calendar.


News and Publications from the SPRITE+ Community

Every month we ask SPRITE+ members to share their news with the community. All previous publications from members are available on SPRITEHub.

SPRITE+ Member Kaspar Ludvigsen recently published a paper titled Preventing or Mitigating Adversarial Supply Chain Attacks: A Legal Analysis.

SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Edgar Whitley recently published a paper titled On the sociopolitical configurations of digital identity principles.

Amina People recently published a white paper about the Process Model of the cybersecurity awareness campaigns .

The HIPSTER project has had a paper accepted in the IEEE S&P Magazine, titled 'Do You Speak Cyber? Talking Security with Developers of Health Systems and Devices'.

Mohammad Shojafar and University in Oulu (Finland) colleagues recently published SCEMA: an SDN-oriented Cost-effective Edge-based MTD Approach and Utility Maximization for IRS Assisted Wireless Powered Mobile Edge Computing and Caching (WP-MECC) Networks.

SPRITE+ Expert Fellows Lynsay Shepherd, Jason Nurse and SPRITE+ Member Andrea Szymkowiak are guest editing a special Frontiers issue titled Technology For the Greater Good? The Influence of (Ir)responsible Systems on Human Emotions, Thinking and Behavior. The deadline has been extended to February 2023.

SPRITE+ Expert Fellow Jason Nurse and colleagues recently published a paper titled "You Just Assume It Is In There, I Guess": Understanding UK Families' Application and Knowledge of Smart Home Cyber Security and a commentary for RUSI titled Beyond the Bottom Line: The Societal Impact of Ransomware. He also featured in the ZD Net article titled The real cost of ransomware is even bigger than we realised and in Stick or carrot? Why some firms are suspending staff for failed cyber tests.

SPRITE+ Member Sotiris Moschoyiannis and colleagues recently published a paper titled The end of Eavesdropping Attacks through the Use of Advanced End to End Encryption Mechanisms.

SPRITE+ Member David Chadwick and colleagues recently completed their project, Next Generation SSI Protocols, and published a paper titled A novel approach to establish trust in verifiable credential issuers in Self-sovereign identity ecosystems using TRAIN.


Contact Details

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