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Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN)  

Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research

Plymouth University

CSCAN with Plymouth University

The Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN) is an established research group, comprising staff from the School of Computing and Mathematics at Plymouth University.


The principal areas of work at present include the following:

IT security Communications Network technologies
Authentication technologies
Human aspects of security
Insider misuse detection
Intrusion detection and response
Mobile and wireless security
Risk assessment
Security management and culture
Usability and acceptance of security
Vulnerability management
Advanced modulation and coding techniques
CDMA Multiple Access and spread spectrum techniques
Mobility schemes and network protocols in 3G networks
Multimedia communications in 3G networks
Smart antenna and software radio for mobile communications
Communication systems performance analysis and simulation
Propagation and radio interference Studies
Advanced digital modems for wireless communications
Design and implementation of Earth Stations
Mobile networking
Congestion in wireless environments
Network modelling and simulation
Multimedia transport optimisation
Quality of Service provisioning and monitoring
QoS-based routing
User traffic profiling

CSCAN has a proven research pedigree, including both collaborative work with industry and participation in European research initiatives. The work has led to many successful postgraduate projects, as well as numerous publications. In addition to an active base of postgraduate and postdoctoral research, our research also underpins a number of MSc and MRes programmes. We are also able to offer tailored short courses and other Continuing Professional Development support (please contact us for further details).


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E-invigilation of E-Assessments


FHSD: An Improved IP Spoof Detection Method for Web DDoS Attacks


Cloud Forensics Challenges


Tenth International Network Conference (INC 2014), 8-10 July 2014


Eighth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2014), 8-10 July 2014


Ninth International Workshop on Digital Forensics and Incident Management (WDFIA 2014), 8-10 July 2014


Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN), Room A304 Portland Square, Plymouth University, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 586234, Fax: +44 (0) 1752 586300, Email: info@cscan.org