About the Centre for Cyberforensics

We work with a range of national and international bodies, conducting research and development work in the field of cyberforensics. 

Research Activities

Our research activities in the field of cybercrime investigation are many and varied:

  • Our School has joined with the German national police in an ISEC bid to establish training to counter the criminal use of ‘anti-forensics’ (e.g. cryptography and steganography).
  • Between 2009-2011 Robin Bryant and Tom Cockcroft were involved in training design and accreditation for an ISEC funding European initiative in mobile phone forensics, Windows 7 forensics and database forensics.
  • Senior lecturer Ed Day is currently engaged on a research-based PhD into the application of Grid Computing to the Automation of Mobile Phone Forensic Investigations.
  • Publications in cybercrime investigation include Investigating Digital Crime published by John Wiley and Son in 2011, and Policing Digital Crime published by Ashgate publishing in 2014.
  • From September 2014 we will coordinate an ISEC-funded project to evaluate the 24/7 Points of Contact system in the event of cyberattack.  Partners include Interpol and Eurojust.

International conference

We host an annual conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) which has attracted speakers from 18 countries around the world. Previous keynote speakers include: 

  • Ed Gibson – Microsoft UK.
  • Steve Edwards MBE – eBay UK.
  • Professor Xu – Beijing Olympics Website Security.
  • James Brokenshire MP – Shadow Home Affairs Minister.
  • Andrew Rennison – UK Forensic Regulator.

Find out more about our Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) conference.


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