Research Masters

September 26 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Position Summary

The Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems in partnership with Boole Business Lab invites applications for a funded Research Masters. This scholarship is an exceptional opportunity for you to be part of a cutting edge and innovative new research project.


The increasing prevalence of cyber threats, imposes significant risks and overhead costs to IT service providers and their customers. As data volumes continue to explode, the cost to recover encrypted, or otherwise obfuscated, data becomes ever greater. IT service providers need to minimise the impact to their business operations and that of their customers in the event of cyber-attacks, such as ransomware encrypting customer data. New, novel and security-hardened solutions are required to appropriately manage such incidents. Key challenges, for implementing these solutions, are the early detection of cyber-attacks and reducing the recovery times for impacted customers.

Research Focus

This research project will focus on artificial intelligence approaches that might improve monitoring, detection and/or recovery, in the context of cyber-attacks on IT service providers. The research will focus on :

the design of Artificial Intelligence approaches to monitoring, detection and recovery, in the context of cyber-attacks on IT service providers.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues from industry. This innovative, practical and applied Research Masters means that upon graduation you will be highly sought in academic, public and corporate fields.

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This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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