Dr Ingolf Becker
Gerard Buckley, Tristan Caulfield and I had our paper "It may be a pain in the backside but..." Insights into the resilience of business after GDPR
accepted at NSPW 2022
. We are looking forward to a great conference in New Hampshire this autumn.
I attended the 2022 Peter Kirstein Lecture
by Mikko Hyponen
on cybercrime unicorns. I teach much of Mikko's content in my cybercrime lectures, but his insights on the history and future developments are impressive.
Prof Ben Bradford, Dr Paul McFarlane and I travelled to Sheffield to attend the 3PO Kick-off meeting. It was great to meet lots of enthusiastic people; I am looking forward to collaborating with them for the next three years!
I was invited to the REPHRAIN Showcase in Bristol.
I was part of a panel discussion on 'The Future of Cyber' at the inaugural CyberFirst conference in Manchester.
I attended the CyberASAP Year 5 Demo Day. Colleagues presented lots of interesting projects!
I chaired a panel discussion on 'Active Defences against Cyber' at CyberTech Forum.
A complete list of my publications can be found here or on my Google Scholar Profile.
- S. Zheng and I. Becker, Presenting Suspicious Details in User-Facing E-mail Headers Does Not Improve Phishing Detection, in Eighteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, SOUPS 2022. Publisher Link | UCL Discovery
- P. Demetriou, I Becker, S. Hailes, Who Watches the Watchers: A Multi-Task Benchmark for Anomaly Detection, in 8th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2022. Publisher Link | UCL Discovery | Aftershock Project Website
- I. Becker, R. Posner, T. Islam, P. Ekblom, H. Borrion, M. McGuire and S. Li, Privacy in Transport? Exploring Perceptions of Location Privacy Through User Segmentation, in Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICCS 2021. Publisher Link | UCL Discovery | Best Paper Award Winner.
- C. Weir, I. Becker and L. Blair, A Passion for Security: Intervening to Help Software Developers, in Proceedings of the 43rd International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2021. Publisher Version (not OA) | UCL Discovery
- J. Morris, I. Becker and S. Parkin, An Analysis of Perceptions and Support for Windows 10 Home Edition Update Features, in Journal of Cybersecurity, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2020. Publisher Version | UCL Discovery
This is a substantially extended and updated version of the 2019 USEC paper.
- C. Weir, I. Becker, J. Noble, L. Blair, M. A. Sasse, and A Rashid, Interventions for Long Term Software Security: Creating a lightweight program of assurance techniques for developers, in Software: Practice and Experience, Volume 50, Issue 3, 2020. Publisher Version (not OA) | UCL Discovery
- T. Tasmina, I. Becker, R. Posner, P. Ekblom, M. McGuire, H. Borrion, and S. Li, A Socio-Technical and Co-Evolutionary Framework for Reducing Human-Related Risks in Cyber Security and Cybercrime Ecosystems, Proc. DependSys, 2019. Publisher Version (not OA) | UCL Discovery
Protecting public-facing professionals and their dependents online (3PO)
The 3PO is an EPSRC funded project associated with the National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online. We focus on protecting public-facing police personnel and their dependents online by co-designing vulnerability assessments, harm reporting apps, and various risk assessment tools, alongside training and supporting materials.
Dr Charles Weir and I have been working on a project to improve software security through a bottom-up approach. We focus on helping developers understand, appropriately evaluate and promote security inside their organisations. After successfully working with almost a dozen organisations and publishing our results in conferences and journals, we successfully commercialised our project through CyberASAP in 2021. We still hold regular training events, and our workshop and materials are open source and can be used free of charge. We continue working with companies, both for research to improve the package and for consultancy to help deliver the training. We have good links with organisations specialising in training and professional development, and certification bodies to improve secure software development in the UK and abroad.
Attitudes, Barriers, and Incentives to Secure IoT
Dr Tristan Caulfield and I have been working in collaboration with colleagues from Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) on cross-cultural studies on internet service providers' and individuals' attitudes, barriers, and incentives to secure the internet of things.
I mainly supervise PhD students through UCL's CDT in Cybersecurity, the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, and UCL SECReT. If you want to study with me, please email me before submitting an application to UCL with a research proposal and a CV attached.
- Phil Demetriou, co-supervised with Prof Steve Hailes on anomaly detection
- Sarah Zheng, co-supervised with Prof Tali Sharot on detecting deception online
- Daniel Blackwell, co-supervised with Dr David Clark on information leakage detection
- Gerard Buckley, co-supervised with Dr Tristan Caulfield on privacy regulation
- Chizzy Meka, co-supervised with Dr Jens Krinke on predicting vulnerable software components
- Neil Amhis, co-supervised with Dr Spencer Chainey on technology innovation in organised crime groups
- Carlos Rombaldo Junior, co-supervised with Prof Shane Johnson on SME cybersecurity
- Nadine Michaelides, co-supervised with Prof Angela Sasse on psychological contract and cybersecurity behaviours
- Marilyne Ordekian, co-supervised with Dr Marie Vasek on cryptocurrency regulation
- Siobhan McCrea, co-supervised with Prof Shane Johnson on SME cybersecurity
- I am the Program Director for the MRes Security Science.
- I teach SECU0043 Cybercrime and SECU0049 Cybercrime: Two introductory modules on socio-technical aspects of cybercrime ('18–present).
- I supervise 5–10 BSc and MSc dissertations each year.
- I run a weekly reading group on human-centred security and privacy topics.
- EuroUSEC '19, '20, '21, '22
- STAST '20, '21, '22
- USEC '19, '20
- SPOSE '19
- NSPW '22 (also Publication Chair)
- Departmental ethics committee member '18–present and co-chair '20–present
- REPHRAIN academic ethics board member '20–present