Award for the “Privacy Band”

The OU’s Software Engineering and Design group won the Institution of Engineering and Technology Innovation Award 2017 for cyber security for their novel wearable privacy management device, “Privacy Band”.

The device allows users to have real-time awareness of potential privacy threats and control access to their data using intuitive on-body interaction techniques..

Read the paper: On Body Privacy Warnings and Controls

Developing secure software

OU computing researchers are also studying cyber security decisions during software development through Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council-funded "Johnny" and "Jenny" projects.

Read more about “Johnny” and “Jenny” news stories.

Dealing with the ‘Trojan Defence’

Surfing the internet can lead to loss of privacy, money and even identity. Listen to The Trojan Defence: Track 1 by Ian Kennedy, OU Tutor in Digital Forensics (M812), which refers to OU research in Digital Forensics.

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Discovering new planets

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, David Rothery. Professor of Planetary Geosciences and Carole Haswell, Professor of Astrophysics, delivered a joint inaugural lecture event on the theme of Discovering new planets.

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