Professor Opens Up on His Love of Edinburgh, Cryptography and Innovation


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In an interview with Inspired Edinburgh in The Victorian Townhouse, Professor Bill Buchanan outlined his career and the things that have motivated him. Along the way he outlined his love of his home city, cryptography and innovation, and his hopes for building a new world built on trust.

Buchanan runs The Cyber Academy in the School of Computing, and has been involved in creating three successful Cyber Security spin-outs. This includes Zonefox, who have developed a world-class product and have ambitious growth plans.

The interview outlines his pride and positiveness of working at Edinburgh Napier University, along with the privilege in walking in the same space as the great John Napier.

The full interview is here:

The questions posed are:

01.00 Who is Professor Bill Buchanan OBE?
16.00 How has Professor Buchanan remained at the peak of his field?
25.00 How did cyber security become Professor Buchanan’s speciality?
35.00 What are the implications of cyber attacks?
59.00 What has driven Professor Buchanan to be so successful in his field?
1.21.20 What would Professor Buchanan like his legacy to be?
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William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
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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.