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Cyber threat intelligence analytics and visualisation techniques

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is disseminated and consumed on a global scale. Many organisations invest in CTI services and solutions as part of their cyber security defence strategy, in an effort to enhance the protection of their assets. However, consumption of CTI has associated challenges that are not insignificant, for example, intelligence may be disparate and fragmented. Additionally, the relevance, quality and format of such intelligence may vary dramatically, resulting in CTI that is ultimately costly and inefficiently utilised. This research is concerned with how such challenges can be mitigated through the use of analytical algorithms, visualisation techniques and UX, in a manner that can augment, inform and ultimately enhance an organisation’s utility and efficient use of CTI.

The objectives of this project are:
• To research and review state-of-the-art CTI tools and techniques
• To investigate correlations between intelligence characteristics, dissemination and utility in the context of User Experience (UX)
• To investigate, model and visualise CTI in order to identify outcomes and impacts that can inform strategic cyber defence planning

For further details and to discuss a prospective application, please contact: Dr Mastaneh Davis, Kingston University, UK.

Interviews: week beginning 29 April 2019

Expected start date: to be confirmed

Duration: 3 years full-time

How to apply: download an application form from . This must be emailed to together with the following:

• An academic CV
• Copies of your academic certificates (degree level onwards)
• A covering letter stating why you consider you are suitable for the position (maximum 2 pages A4)
• A copy of your English language qualification, if applicable (see ‘English Language’ above)

If you wish to apply for more than one project, a separate application must be submitted for each.

References do not need to be included with the application, but will be required for shortlisted applicants.

Please ensure that all required documents are submitted together with your application form as we are unable to consider incomplete applications.

You should assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not heard from us by 4 weeks after the closing date.

Funding Notes

UK/EU fee plus £16,777 annual stipend

Minimum Upper Second Honours degree or above (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related discipline. In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate an active interest in Cyber Security, have excellent programing skills in Java, Python, web and data modelling applications, and some proficiency in mathematics.

If you are not from an English-speaking country, or have not studied at a British university before, you must show proof of internet-based IELTS 6.5 overall (or equivalent qualification). IELTS minimum score 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all other elements. Please see View Website for further information

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 10.20

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