University of Plymouth, UK (UoP)

Prof Steven Furnell is the head of the CSCAN at the University of Plymouth. He has been active in security-related research since 1992, with interests including security management, computer crime, authentication and security usability.  Prof. Furnell has authored over 190 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as a number of books including Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society (Addison Wesley, 2001) and Computer Insecurity: Risking the System (Springer, 2005).. He is also the editor of Information Management & Computer Security, and an associate editor for other journals including Computers & Security and Security & Communication Networks. In addition, he has served as a programme committee member for over 120 other international conference events.  Prof. Furnell is a Fellow and Branch Chair of the British Computer Society (BCS) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also active as a UK representative in International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) working groups relating to Information Security Management (of which he is the current chair) and Information Security Education.

Dr Bogdan Ghita received his PhD in 2005 from University of Plymouth. He has been working at University of Plymouth as a lecturer/senior lecturer in networking since 2001 and is also a member of CSCAN, leading the networking area. His research interests include computer networking and security, having extensive expertise in the areas of network performance, simulation, and security, with 21 journal and conference papers published in the mentioned areas. He was a member of the TPC for 28 international conference events (reviewer for a further 10 conferences) as well as reviewer for IEEE communications letters, computer communications, and future generation computer systems journals. He has been a member of the British Computer Society since 2005. He had successful past and ongoing research and development collaboration with France Telecom and Orange. He graduated two PhD students and 47 MSc students and is currently supervising nine PhD projects and six MSc projects. Dr. Ghita will be managing the activities within the UoP node.

Dr Nathan Clarke received his PhD in 2004 from the University of Plymouth. He has remained at the institution and now is a senior lecturer in Information Systems Security. His research interests reside in the area of information security, user identity, mobility and intrusion detection; having published 50 papers in international journals and conferences. Dr Clarke is a charted engineer, member of the British Computing Society (BCS), the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) and a UK representative in the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) working groups relating to Information Management Identity Management, Information Security Education and Identity Management. Dr Clarke has reviewed for Computers and Security; IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security; The Computer Journal; Security and Communication Networks; Security and Communications; Information Management and Computer Security and has been an IPC member for over 40 conferences. During his career he has worked with a variety of organisations such as France-Telecom, Symantec, Department of Trade and Industry, EduServ Foundation and local government; with a research income exceeding £700K. Dr Clarke has supervised 2 PhD and 35 MSc students to completion and is currently supervising 12 PhD students.