Code and Secrets Public Engagement Lecture now on-line


On-line version:

As we move into an information age, we are all becoming increasing dependent on the Internet in our social and business lives. A fundamental part of this change is the need for information infrastructures which are secure, robust and scaleable.

In this public engagement lecture, Prof Buchanan will present some key principles around Computer Security, and look towards the future of the Internet. Using a series of fun challenges and audience interactions, this presentation outlines a range of methods that are used within computer security, and ultimately shows that virtually every security method can be broken in some way.

This video provides an outline of the things that were covered in the public engagement event on Codes and Secrets within Monday 10 Sept 2012 (6-8pm) at the Merchiston Campus of Edinburgh Napier University. The associated Web site is at:

and the slides are at:



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Associated people

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.