Our fourth year of collaboration with Royal Holloway University of London brings articles from a variety of information security disciplines, ranging from virtualisation security to quantum key distribution to electronic health records. SearchSecurity.co.UK is pleased to present the following articles from the best and brightest of this year's RHUL MSc graduates.
- Hypervisor security: New techniques for securing virtual machines
- Compromising emanations: Tactics for electronic surveillance detection
- Quantum cryptography tutorial: Is quantum key distribution realistic?
- Patient confidentiality policy for UK electronic health records
- Ministry of Defence security: IT Information assurance in the MoD
Royal Holloway University of London MSc thesis series
Hypervisor security: New techniques for securing virtual machines
Hypervisors are written to be robust and secure, but, like any other piece of software, they will inevitably contain vulnerabilities. Learn about virtual monitoring and introspection in this article from Royal Holloway MSc student Fotios Tsifountidis and lecturer Geraint Price.
Compromising emanations: Tactics for electronic surveillance detection
A motivated attacker will use any method to get at sensitive data, and not always in ways organisations might expect. In this article, Royal Holloway MSc student Paul Frankland and Prof. Keith Martin examine how compromising emanations can reveal confidential data.
Quantum cryptography tutorial: Is quantum key distribution realistic?
Quantum cryptography seeks to harness the laws of quantum mechanics, along with quantum computing power, to provide stronger encryption and, thus, greater information security. In this Royal Holloway MSc thesis, Sheila Cobourne and Dr. Carlos Cid explore the viability of quantum key distribution for enterprise use.
Patient confidentiality policy for UK electronic health records
While electronic health records could provide valuable information in an emergency, they present patient confidentiality concerns. This Royal Holloway article, co-authored by Stephen Elgar and his course supervisor Shane Balfe, examines the issue.
Ministry of Defence security: IT Information assurance in the MoD
Could the risk management approach and accreditation process adopted by MoD be applied in other departments? This is the question that Royal Holloway MSc student Paul Shanes set out to answer in his recent thesis, under the direction of course supervisor Chez Ciechanowicz.