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  • Networked Systems and Security


Networked systems and security was established as a research area within UCLan in 2009. Networked systems and security impact on many aspects of the modern world. Most computer systems are interconnected leading to potential security risks. Our research aims to provide ways forĀ computer systems to more effectively communicate whilst providing high integrity that those communications and systems are secured against undue influence.

Expertise and Subject Areas

  • Networks,
  • Transport Protocols,
  • Cloud Computing,
  • Security,
  • Distributed Systems,
  • Biometrics,
  • Digital Fingerprinting,
  • Security Engineering (security requirements, public security databases & catalogues: NVD, CAPEC, CWE), Multi-step Attacks in Networks (Mobile Ambients, Optimization techniques),
  • External Insider Threat,
  • Risk Estimation (CVSS),
  • Security Decision Making,
  • Agile Security Risk Management,
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC),
  • ISO 27001,
  • System Testing.

Publications and Outputs

Janet C. Read, Brendan Cassidy: Designing textual password systems for children. IDC 2012: 200-203

Janet C. Read, Russell Beale: Under my pillow: designing security for children's special things. BCS HCI 2009: 288-292

For a full list of publications please visit the Institutional Repository- CLoK. CLok is an online store for the digital intellectual assets of the University of Central Lancashire.

Courses and Postgraduate Study


    Dr Martin Bateman
    Professor Janet Read
    Mr Zaki El-Haroun (PhD Student)

    Additional Information

    To find out more contact Dr Martin Bateman onĀ

    Related Research Groups

    Away from the Desktop Systems