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  • Capture The Flag (CTF): What to expect and how to get involved in an event

    15 March 2022 by Christopher McDermott, Robert Gordon University On Tuesday 1st March, we ran our SICSA sponsored workshop during Cyber Scotland Week 2022. The purpose of the workshop was to increase student interest, and ultimately, participation in CTF events. Evidence has shown that introducing technical concepts to students with little or no technical background can be ...
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  • SICSA and EIT Digital Boost Scottish European Student Exchange Programme

         SICSA and EIT Digital partner to deliver Scottish Funding Council Saltire Scheme Scotland & Brussels, March 2nd, 2022: The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) have partnered with EIT Digital to deliver on a £75k SFC investment in renewing and strengthening Scottish – European research collaborations. The “Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme” is part of a ...
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  • 2-1 for Edinburgh vs Glasgow in the SICSA Programming Challenges!

    23 February 2022 by Hans-Wolfgang Loidl, Heriot-Watt University The most recent instance of the SICSA Programming Challenge finished with a clean sweep of the first three places by students from the University of Glasgow. This makes it 2-1 for Edinburgh vs Glasgow in this series of SICSA wide programming challenges. The series of SICSA Programming Challenges was started ...
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  • SICSA Education: RISCS / SICSA sponsored workshop on Secure Development Practices education

    17 February 2022 by Shamal Faily, Robert Gordon University On Wednesday, December 8th, we ran a half-day joint RISCS / SICSA sponsored workshop on Secure Development Practices education.  Practices for secure software development entail more than writing code. They encompass the broader design and engineering practices that produce usable and secure software.  We already know the transfer ...
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  • SICSA PECE Funding

    2 February 2022 by Gavin Abercrombie, Heriot Watt University In late October 2021, I packed my suitcase and left dark, damp, dreich Edinburgh for, well, dark, damp, dreich Milan. Okay, maybe the days are a little longer, but the climate in winter is pretty familiar to the vitamin D-starved Scotland-based postdoctoral researcher – oh, and they have ...
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  • SICSA Cyber Security Research Theme: PhD Conference

    2 February 2022 by Karen Renaud, University of Strathclyde On the 3rd of December 2021, the Cyber Security Theme hosted an online PhD Student Conference. This annual event allows students to discuss and get feedback on their research. Students submitted a poster prior to the event, with a 20-minute presentation on the day. We had some excellent submissions, ...
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  • SICSA appoints new Director of Education

    We are delighted to announce Dr Matthew Barr, University of Glasgow is joining us as the new Director of Education. Dr Barr (Matt) commenced in post this week taking over from Dr Mark Zarb, Robert Gordon University who stepped down following 2 years in the role. Matt is well known to SICSA due to his active ...
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  • Recruiting a new Data Science Research Theme Co-Lead

    SICSA Data Science Research Theme…. recruiting a new theme co-leader  Applications are invited for any suitable member of academic staff within a SICSA Institution to co-lead the SICSA Data Science Research Theme.  The role of the SICSA Theme Leaders is to coordinate activities within each of the defined SICSA themes and further develop coherent communities in these areas. Research Theme ...
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  • We are now recruiting for a new SICSA Director of Education

    SICSA is now recruiting a new Director of Education SICSA Education has a focus on enhancing collaboration across the core activities of Undergraduate and Postgraduate education provision in Scotland. The group represents common interests to government; employers; professional and practitioner organisations; and the wider education sectors. These include resourcing for University Computing programmes, secondary school ...
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  • The HEIR 2021 Conference

    16 November 2021 by Dharini Balasubramaniam, University of St. Andrews The UK and Ireland Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) network aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the higher education sector to improve learning and teaching practice and to provide relevant evidence to support management decision making at all levels of HE institutions. As an ...
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