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Paul Haskell-Dowland

Paul Haskell-Dowland

Associate Dean (Computing and Security), Edith Cowan University

Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland is the Associate Dean for Computing and Security in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and is an associate member of the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research within the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. His interests include network and system security, teaching and learning technologies, and security education.

Dr Haskell-Dowland is the Working Group Coordinator to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 (TC11 - Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems), the secretary to IFIP Working Group 11.1 (Information Security Management), a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, a Senior Member of the IEEE, an Honorary Fellow of the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, a Fellow of the BCS and a Senior Member of the ACS/Certified Professional. He is the author of over 60 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, edited 29 proceedings.

Dr Haskell-Dowland, together with colleagues at Plymouth University (Dr Bogdan Ghita and Prof. Steven Furnell), co-invented the ICAlert platform. ICAlert is a managed device that monitors Internet access (initially aimed at primary and secondary schools), targeting users attempting to access illegal content (child abuse images) as well as terrorist content. In February 2017, following several years of trials, a commercial product was launched in collaboration with the SouthWest Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation.

'We have filed a case under your name': beware of tax scams — they'll be everywhere this EOFY

Jun 20, 2021 12:15 pm UTC| Life

The end of the financial year is near. So all of us especially those scrambling at the last minute to get their receipts in order should keep an eye out for the accompanying onslaught of tax scams. Posing as the...

Fastly global internet outage: why did so many sites go down — and what is a CDN, anyway?

Jun 08, 2021 12:51 pm UTC| Technology

If you were having difficulty accessing your favourite website on Tuesday evening Australian time, youre not alone. A jaw-dropping number of major websites around the globe suddenly became unavailable with no immediately...

Holding the news to ransom? What we know so far about the Channel 9 cyber attack

Apr 04, 2021 10:38 am UTC| Insights & Views

On Sunday afternoon, Channel 9 posted a cryptic tweet indicating it was under attack. The accompanying video acknowledged that the failure to run the Weekend Today show that morning was attributed to a major cyber...

Robot take the wheel: Waymo has launched a self-driving taxi service

Oct 15, 2020 14:25 pm UTC| Technology

The age of the driverless taxi has arrived at least in parts of Phoenix, Arizona. Self-driving car company Waymo, owned by Googles parent company Alphabet, announced its autonomous vehicles are now available to the...

Airports, ATMs, hospitals: Microsoft Windows XP leak would be less of an issue, if so many didn't use it

Oct 01, 2020 15:49 pm UTC| Business

The source code of the Windows XP operating system is now circulating online as a huge 43GB mega-dump. Although the software is nearly two decades old, its still used by people, businesses and organisations around the...

How to boost your internet speed when everyone is working from home

Apr 04, 2020 06:55 am UTC| Technology

With #StayAtHome and social distancing now becoming a way of life, an increasing number of people are relying on the internet for work, education and entertainment. This has placed greater demand on our network...

Don't die wondering: apps may soon be able to predict your life expectancy, but do you want to know?

Jan 18, 2020 11:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

When will I die? This question has endured across cultures and civilisations. It has given rise to a plethora of religions and spiritual paths over thousands of years, and more recently, some highly amusing apps. But...

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Economy

Microsoft's market cap exceeds $2 trillion

Microsofts market value exceeded $2 trillion during trading on Tuesday, becoming only the second publicly traded US company, after Apple, to reach such a valuation. Its stock climbed 1.1 percent to $265.51. Microsoft...

Coinbase plunges 2% due to poor performance by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Coinbase fell 2 percent Tuesday to about $217 as Bitcoin prices tumbled, proving that it is not immune from the price volatility of other cryptocurrencies. The price slide is directly attributed to poor performance by...

Burger King Singapore adds plant-based Whooper on the menu

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LG withdraws from bid to acquire Hanon Systems

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Nissan trying to avert 3rd straight year of losses, CEO tells shareholders

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Politics

Joe Biden holds meetings with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema

With an evenly divided Senate, party unity especially in the Democratic Party is essential in President Joe Bidens administration. Ahead of the Senates vote on debating the sweeping voting rights proposal, Biden met with...

Kamala Harris to appear at DNC Pride Celebration fundraiser

The Democratic Party is already at work to prepare for the 2022 elections as the majority the Democrats hold in both the House and Senate are in the balance. Coinciding with celebrations for Pride month this month, Vice...

Donald Trump reportedly suggested sending COVID-19 patients to Guantanamo, according to new book

Former President, Donald Trumps administration, faced criticism over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic during the outbreak in early 2020. According to a new book, during the early days of the pandemic in the US, Trump...

Barack Obama expresses support for Sen. Joe Manchin's voting bill

Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin poses as a key player in the passage of Democrat-proposed policies in the Senate. With Manchin proposing a compromise for the sweeping voting rights bill, former President...

Science

Cern: how we’re probing the universe’s origins using record precision measurements

What happened at the beginning of the universe, in the very first moments? The truth is, we dont really know because it takes huge amounts of energy and precision to recreate and understand the cosmos on such short...

S. Korea's nuclear research institute hacked by N. Korean agency: lawmaker

South Koreas Ministry of Science and ICT official is investigating a potential hack into a state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute by a group suspected to be associated with a North Korean intelligence...

S. Korea to encourage private sector participation in miniature satellite project

South Korea will develop over 100 miniature satellites over the next decade to establish a national security monitoring system and testing next-generation network communications. The Ministry of Science and ICT expects...

S. Korea eyes carbon neutrality by commercializing carbon capture and utilization products by 2030

South Korea plans to go carbon neutral by commercializing 14 carbon capture and utilization products by 2030 and to invest over 100 billion won annually for the development of the technology beginning 2023. The progress...

Finland's Ant Brew offers beer created with goose poop

Finnish Brewery Ant Brew is offering the Wasted Potential Imperial Stout, produced by using goose feces to smoke malt. The microbrewerys home city, Lahti, which was named the European Green Capital 2021, wanted to...

Technology

Valve is ‘committed’ to host ‘Dota 2’ The International in 2021 despite lacking an official venue

Valve is suddenly left without an official venue for the much-awaited 10th Dota 2 The International. Despite the seemingly crumbling talks with the Swedish government, where the tournament was originally planned to take...

‘XCOM 2 Collection’ launches on Android on July 13

XCOM 2 Collection is finally coming to Android devices months after launching on iOS. Fans can now pre-register through the Google Play Store before its official release next month, however, the game will be supported on...

Privacy-focused Brave Search goes live in beta

The privacy-focused Brave web browser is expanding its services as it launches its own search engine, officially called Brave Search, on Tuesday. One of the early promises as the new product goes live on beta is that it...

Microsoft to end ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ expanded refund policy in July

Microsoft did not remove Cyberpunk 2077 from its digital store, but it does not mean the game was running well on Xbox One consoles. The company was also forced to expand its refund policy following the games heavily...
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