The Cyber Security Research Institute is a research centre specialising in studying the vulnerabilities in the world of technology and the impact that these have on a world now completely dependent on computer technology.
We provide concise and timely information in plain English on issues ranging from cyber sabotage and cyber espionage to data awareness and computer crime so everyone is familiar with the latest threats and weaknesses in the technology that we all rely on.
This allows our members to know what they face and what they need to do about it.
We use the services of top academics, leading industry figures and opinion formers to create research produced by journalists and film makers that provides essential information to politicians, decision makers, and industry as a whole.
This is underlined with topical events and webinars to ensure a constant dialogue between members of the CSRI, innovators, the authorities and the media.
Our team of specialists and writers is backed up by an editorial advisory board drawn from academia, industry, Government and the police, and who between them have an unrivalled record in the cyber crime area. This ensures that the information we put out is as good as it can get.
This website www.csri.info is owned and run by the company Cyber Security Research Ltd, which operates the Cyber Security Research Institute (CSRI).
The Cyber Security Research Institute is currently applying to become a Community Interest Company(CIC) in the UK http://www.bis.gov.uk/cicregulator under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004.
Meet our management board:
Peter Warren, Chairman - Peter is a freelance journalist specialising in technology, undercover investigations and science issues. Former technology editor of Scotland on Sunday and the Sunday Express and an associate producer for BBC2, he has worked across a variety of media, including the Guardian, the Daily Mirror, Evening Standard, the Sunday Times, the Sunday Express, Sunday Business, Channel 4, Sky News, the BBC and specialist magazines. He has also advised a number of PR agencies on their technology clients. In 1996 Peter was runner-up in the UK Press Gazette Business Awards for Technology Scoop of the Year. A guest speaker on Technology Ethics to the European Union’s Information Society Technologies conference in Helsinki, Peter, who lives in Suffolk, is an acknowledged expert on computer security issues.
In 2006, Peter won the BT IT Security News story of the year prize for his work exposing the practice of discarding computer had drives containing sensitive business and personal data.
In 2007, Peter won the IT Security News story of the year prize again for work done with Future Intelligence showing that Chinese hackers had broken into the UK Houses of Parliament.
In 2008 Peter won the BT Enigma Award for services to technology security journalism.
Michael Streeter, Editorial Director - Michael is an experienced Fleet Street journalist who has worked across a variety of national newspapers, including as Editor of the Scottish Daily Express, Assistant Editor of the Daily Express, Editor of the Daily Express website, News Editor of the Independent on Sunday, Whitehall Editor of the Daily Mirror and reporter on the Daily Mail. He was also chief reporter at South West News Agency in Bristol . Now a freelance, he has written for a broad range of publications including the Evening Standard, The Observer, Mail on Sunday and Elle Decoration. Michael’s background includes writing and editing news stories, running major investigations and writing and commissioning features and comment articles. He is also the author of a number of non-fiction books.
In 2005, Michael and Peter both collaborated to write CyberAlert, a critically acclaimed book on computer security written with unprecedented access to the National High Tech Crime Unit and the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division.
Jane Whyatt, Head of Broadcast - Jane is an award winning BBC producer and journalist who has taken over the running of the CSRI’s weekly contribution to the the PassWord radio programme, broadcast via Resonance FM and Radio Castle. Programmes that Jane produces for Angel Media Productions and Future intelligence.
David Cornell, Multi-media Editor - David is responsible for the CSRI’s new work in social media, and the development of multi-media tools: email@example.com
Professor Bill O’Riordan– FREng FInstP FBCS FICS (Hon) FBCS FCGI CEng CITPBill was previously Chief Scientist and Head of Research of ICL/FUJITSU, Chairman of the ECRC (European Computer Research Centre) in Munich. Chairman of APM in Cambridge (later acquired by the CITRIX Corporation. Former Chairman of PARC Technologies at imperial College. Bill has held the position of Non Executive Director on several companies. An Advisor to two International Governments on Science and Technology Strategies. He has also had many advisory roles to the European Commission on Science and Technology initiatives especially Bio-computing. Currently concerned with the security of embedded controllers in scientific and engineering systems and as an advisor to several hitech startups”.
Professor Fred Piper - BSc PhD (London) CEng CMath FIEE ARCS DIC FIMA M.InstIISP
Fred was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of London in 1975 and has worked in information security since 1979. In 1985, he formed a company, Codes & Ciphers Ltd, which offers consultancy advice in all aspects of information security.
He has acted as a consultant to over 80 companies including a number of financial institutions and major industrial companies in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa and the USA.
He has lectured worldwide on information security, both academically and commercially, has published more than 100 papers and is joint author of Cipher Systems (1982), Fred also wrote some of the first books to be published the protection of communications, Secure Speech Communications (1985), Digital Signatures – Security & Controls (1999) and Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction (2002).
Fred has been a member of a number of DTI advisory groups. He has also served on a number of Foresight Crime Prevention Panels and task forces concerned with fraud control, security and privacy. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Bletchley Park and the Board of the Institute of Information Security professionals.
In 2002, he was awarded an IMA Gold Medal for “services to mathematics” and received an honorary CISSP for “leadership in Information Security”. In 2003, Fred received an honorary CISM for “globally recognised leadership” and “contribution to the Information Security Profession”.In 2005 he was elected to the ISSA Hall of Fame. He was named Professional of the Year at the Communications in Business Awards 2005. In 2008 he was elected to be a Fellow of (ISC)2. In 2008 he was the first person to be elected to the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame. In 2008 he was elected to the International Advisory Board of IMPACT (the International Multilateral Programme Against Cyber Threats).
Professor Keith Martin - Prof. Keith Martin is Director of the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London. He joined the ISG as a lecturer in 2000, following research fellowships at the University of Adelaide and the COSIC research group of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. His has over 20 years of experience in information security research, with research interests that broadly span aspects of cryptography and its applications, including areas such as key management and wireless sensor network security.
Professor John Walker - MD of Secure-Bastion Ltd, a specialist company in the area of IT Security Research, Forensics, and Security Analytics. John is a practising IT expert witness and a Visiting Professor of Science and Technology at the School of Computing and Informatics, Nottingham Trent University.
In the academic arena, John is the originator, and author of a CPD/MSc Module covering Cyber/Digital Forensics, and Investigations.
He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), a Chartered Information Technology Practioner (CITP (BCS)), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM (ISACA)), Certified in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC (ISACA)). and Certification under the UK Government ITPC Scheme.
Patrick Tyrrell - Patrick is a former Royal Navy Commodore and the United Kingdoms’s first Cyber adviser in 1996. In a paper he wrote at the time Patrick outlined the potential for the Cyber War threat, he is currently a director of Vale Atlantic.