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We are the Information Security Research Team at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Our research spans the areas of Anonymity, Attack Graphs, Cryptographic Key Management, Threat Modeling, Security Usability, Self-Protecting Access Control, and Sensor Network Security. We actively collaborate with members of faculty in the Department of Computer Science and welcome involvement from others – academia, industry, and government. Our team provides a dedicated environment and support group at the heart of UCT for outstanding students wanting to play an active role in developing security models to address problems specific to the African context.

Research in the Information Security Research Team is centered on the areas of Data Privacy and Security. We aim to provide a dedicated environment and support group for outstanding students wanting to play an active role in developing solutions to problems of data security.

We are particularly keen on “unusual” ideas to approaching computational security problems, in computationally resource constrained environments (Some recent work we have done in this regard, involves using slime mould to model transport networks). If you have an interesting idea, centered on one of our research projects, that you would like to explore…please feel free to contact me (akayem at cs dot uct dot ac dot za) with a proposal.