Hosted by the Cyber Security & Networking Research Group, Anglia Ruskin University, OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Cambridge Chapter & BCS Cybercrime Forensics specialist group

Background

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit worldwide charitable organisation focused on improving the security of application software. Their mission is to make application security visible, so that people and organisations can make informed decisions about true application security risks.

The Cyber Security and Networking (CSN) Research Group at Anglia Ruskin University has close working strategic relationships with industry, professional bodies, law enforcement, government agencies and academia in the delivery of operationally focused applied information and application security research. We have strong international links with professional organisations such as OWASP, BCS, ISC2, IISP & the UK Cyber Security Forum amongst others.

The primary aims of CSNRG are to help the UK and partner nations to tackle cybercrime, be more resilient to cyber-attacks and educate its users for a more secure cyberspace and operational business environment. These will be achieved through the investigation of threats posed to information systems and understanding the impact of attacks and creation of cyber-based warning systems which gathering threat intelligence, automate threat detection, alert users and neutralising attacks.

For network security we are researching securing the next generation of software defined infrastructures from the application API and control/data plane attacks.

Other key work includes Computer forensic analysis, digital evidence crime scenes and evidence visualisation as well as Cyber educational approaches such as developing Capture the Flag (CTF) resources and application security programs.

BCS - Chartered Institute for IT - Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group (SG) promotes Cybercrime Forensics and the use of Cybercrime Forensics; of relevance to computing professionals, lawyers, law enforcement officers, academics and those interested in the use of Cybercrime Forensics and the need to address cybercrime for the benefit of those groups and of the wider public.

Speaker Biographies & Abstracts

Jamie Collier, Strategic Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Digital Shadows. “Dark Web Threat Hunting Workshop - Shedding Light on the Dark Web with Digital Shadows”

Bio: Jamie Collier is a Strategic Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at Digital Shadows. He has recently completed a DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford where his research examines the intersection of cyber security and international relations. He is also actively involved with the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs as a Research Affiliate. In 2017, Jamie was based at MIT as a Cyber Security Fulbright Scholar and he has previous experience with Oxford Analytica, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and PwC India.

Abstract:

There is a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) concerning the dark web. Iceberg analogies have been common for several years, ostensibly demonstrating the deep and dark web is significantly larger than the open web. But how much does the dark web actually contribute to cybercrime? In this interactive session, Jamie Collier, Strategic Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at Digital Shadows, will give an introduction to the dark web and what it really means, discuss the top risks we see on the darkweb, and provide best practices around how businesses can mitigate these types of risks. There will also be an interactive Threat Hunting workshop.

Provisional Agenda

  • 1.00pm - 1.45pm Registration, refreshments & networking (LAB Foyer)
  • 1.45pm - 2.00pm Welcome from the OWASP Cambridge Chapter Leader, Adrian Winckles, Director of Cyber Security & Networking Research Group, Anglia Ruskin University (LAB002)
  • 2.00pm - 3.30pm Jamie Collier, Strategic Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Digital Shadows.
    Dark Web Threat Hunting Workshop - Shedding Light on the Dark Web with Digital Shadows
  • 3.30pm - 3.45pm Roundup & close

Registration

To register for this free event, please register online:  http://tiny.cc/qdhdkz

The meeting will be held in the Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB002 (LAB Foyer for networking & refreshments).

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Please enter through the Helmore Building and ask at Reception.

Please note that there is no parking on campus.

Dark Web Threat Hunting Workshop
Date and time
11 March, 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Location
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road
Cambridge
CB1 1PT
Price
Free