Winter school programme

The 3rd Annual UK Cyber Security PhD Winter School will run over three days, from Monday 10 January 2022 to Wednesday 12 January 2022.


Monday 10 January

Morning: Keynote speaker Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Templar Executives, followed by a selection of inspiring talks from academics and researchers across the UK.

Afternoon: Keynote speaker Lizzie Coles-Kemp, RHUL, followed by an interactive group activity solving real life security and privacy problems. Great opportunity to meet and network with other PhD students from other universities and share ideas.

Evening: Pub quiz hosted by Chris Ensor, Deputy Director National Technical Authority, NCSC, with a range of challenging questions. This is an opportunity to get together locally in teams to network and socialise. Food tokens will be provided.

Tuesday 11 January

Morning: Several exciting international talks including talks about international funding opportunities and a panel session with opportunity to ask questions. Learn how to build your own international network and find out what opportunities there are for newly graduated researchers and postdocs.

Afternoon: Stimulating debate afternoon where teams will debate for and against several security-based statements, judged by expert researchers and academics. Fantastic opportunity to improve your presentation skills, explain your own ideas and analyse different viewpoints. There will be an opportunity for staff and students not debating to watch.

Wednesday 12 January

Morning: Session led by PhD students, co-organised with the PhD Network. Cyber Threat Investigation: As part of a diverse team of cyber investigators, help identify, detect, and mitigate the behaviours of a fictional Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) campaign in a race against time.

Afternoon: Capture the Flag competition hosted by Hack the Box. In teams you will tackle 20 challenges ranging in difficulty.

Talk abstracts and biographies