2020 GREAT Britain Campaign

Thursday 26 August 2021 -
17:00 to 18:00
Webinar is in Singapore Time

Enhancing Cyber Security via AI and Big Data
featuring Dr. Leonardo Aniello, Assistant Professor, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.

About the lecture
The global pandemic has increased the speed at which the world turns digital. This has contributed to the expansion of the cyberspace, and to our increasing reliance on this cyberspace for our daily activities and critical tasks - such as providing financial services and managing personal data.

With this, the challenges of cyber security have grown, with cyber hacking now commonplace.

Today's cyber threats can lead to significant disruption of key services and loss of money and reputation, as shown by several serious cyber incidents recently. How can we deal with increasingly sophisticated and pervasive cyber-attack techniques?

In this lecture, Dr. Aniello discusses how Big Data and Machine Learning can be used to support Cyber Security.  He explains how Big Data techniques would allow us to efficiently manage large volumes of data related to past successful attacks, and how Machine Learning approaches could be used to extract complex patterns from this data to help detect similar future attacks more accurately. Dr Aniello also explores job opportunities and the desirable skills required to pursue a career in this sector.

About the speaker
Dr. Leonardo Aniello is Assistant Professor in the Cyber Security group at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. His research is currently focused on cyber security aspects, including machine learning-based malware analysis, blockchain-based systems, IoT security and cyber predictive intelligence.

About the University
The University of Southampton is a top 100 global university* and top 15 UK university** with over 150 years of history. Home to over 23,000 students from more than 135 countries, Southampton has a diverse and welcoming student community.  As a research-intensive institution, courses are taught by world-leading academics, with access to cutting-edge facilities and business partnerships. 

The University is based on the sunny South coast of the UK, with five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester, and one in Malaysia.

*QS World University Rankings 2022
**The Complete University Guide 2022

Study Options
A Computer Science degree from Southampton will give students the ideal mixture of skills to enter the wide range of industries which look to Southampton graduates for their excellent expertise. Students will learn a real mixture of theory and practice in an exciting environment. Not only are the computing facilities world class but the lecturers are also leaders in their fields.

Studying in the University’s Electronics and Computer Science department means students will have the opportunity to work on leading-edge research in individual projects and interact with research teams developing the next generation of computing technologies.