Information security incident investigations: the drivers, methods, and outcomes

Thursday 6 February 2014

18:30 start. Pizza and networking from 18:00.

SW101, School of Computing, Cornwallis South, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF


This talk will look at the current situation in information security incident investigations, introduce the view of 'human error' from the field of resilience engineering and show how blaming 'human error', whilst prevalent, does not address the actual cause of information security incidents.

Here are a couple of accessible academic papers which will help to set the scene:

View the slides from the presentation (PDF)


Matthew Trump is the IT Security Officer at the University of Kent. Prior to that he worked as the Senior Information Security Officer at the University of Salford, having completed an MSc in Information Security Management there. This talk is based on the research he is conducting for his M.Phil.