Dr Alastair Beresford, BA, PhD (Cantab), Director of Studies in Computer Science.
My research work examines the security and privacy of large-scale distributed computer systems. Within this broad area, I am currently interested in the security and privacy of networked mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. I examine the security of the devices themselves as well as the security and privacy problems induced by the interaction between mobile devices and cloud-based Internet services. I approach this through the critical evaluation of existing products, by designing and building novel prototype technologies, and by measuring human behaviour.
I am a Reader in Computer Security at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.