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Mitigating cyber threats from the edge

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Reference: CO/PT-Un1/2019
School: School of Science
Location: Loughborough
UK/EU Fee band: Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£TBC)
International Fee band: Research Band 2 Laboratory Based (£21,100)
Full Time Duration: 3 years
Part Time Duration: 6 years

In this project, we will strive to create a secure and trusted cross-domain collaboration network for early edge-based threat detection and protection. The objective of the framework is to detect network threats such as Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS), Ransomware/Malware etc. delivered by Botnets and to deter them at the edge of the network, where they are generated. This will provide early and immediate response for minimising the potential impact of an attack (hence, early edge-based). We can achieve this vision by enabling service providers and network operators to contribute knowledge from their local networks in a decentralised and trusted manner (based on permissioned blockchain) for global synthesis of network telemetry data across multiple autonomous systems (ASes).

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Entry requirements

- Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science
- A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Computer networking, cyber security, machine learning

All students must also meet the minimum English Language requirements (

How to apply

All applications are made online, please select the school/department name under the programme name section and include the quote reference number.
Programme name: Computer Science
Reference: CO/PT-Un1/2019

Funding Notes

This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School.

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