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Teaching the Police to Program (CSCAN | PlymUniInfoSec)

Paul Stephens discusses the development, delivery and evaluation of the “Forensic Scripting Using Bash” course for EU law enforcement, the aim which is to take police with no programming experience, and give them a common level of knowledge of scripting for forensic computing applications in Linux. The talk was hosted at Plymouth University and delivered to the South West Branches of BCS and the Institute of Information Security Professionals on 24 April 2014. Podcasts: Research Centre Website:

Integrated Compliance and Risk Management using STREAM (CSCAN | PlymUniInfoSec)

Richard Mayall shows how a variety of risk and compliance activities can be combined into an Integrated Management System (IMS), as illustrated via Acuity’s STREAM tool. The talk covers the key elements of an effective IMS involving multiple control standards, how to create an asset based approach, and the benefits this gives. The talk was presented at Plymouth University on 11 March 2014 for the South West Branches of the BCS and the IISP. Podcasts: Research Centre Website:

Bitcoin and other Crypto- currencies – Will they thrive once regulated? (CSCAN | PlymUniInfoSec)

Bitcoin has shown that an alternative, decentralized currency is now possible. As there is no central authority, anyone can create his own handle and start micro-managing his own e-wallet. However, allowing such anonymity is a natural propeller of illegal activities. This panel considers whether regulation will eventually kill or stabilize the market. It was held during Kaspersky Academy’s CyberSecurity for the Next Generation Conference in Seoul on 12 March 2014. Podcasts: Research Centre Website: