research

A 2-post collection

Academics should care about data security on the web

It is important that we start to take security seriously. I will try to avoid making this blog post into a rant against academia. I would be the first to admit that I was not always so security aware, I would create code that would enable XSS, SQL injection or cookie hijacking. The reason? I always thought it could never happen to me, who would care about an academic research project website? Thankfully, to my knowledge, the projects were never the victim of any breach. I did always spend time reviewing the logs. However, over the last couple of years I have become very security aware and genuinely interested in the field, and not just because of recent hacks against...

InDEx App: A Medical Research Council Funded Project

Information about Drinking for EX-serving personnel (InDEx) InDEx is a project funded by the Medical Research Council to develop an effective electronic alcohol intervention delivered via a hybrid app. The aim is to help people leaving the Armed Forces to lower their alcohol consumption. This is done by sending user-level personalised messages via email, SMS and push-notifications. In addition, the app provides support for the user during the intervention. The InDEx app is being developed at the King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), and the project is led by Dr Laura Goodwin. The project website is now live at https://www.index-app.org and we hope to be updating the website as the project progresses. Aim and Scope It...