MSc Lecture Materials:
All MSc Smart Card lecture notes and lecture recordings are available on Moodle.
The students that study for the MSc in Information Security at Royal Holloway are obliged to complete a project. In any one year the Smart Card Centre will suggest and supervise around 25 MSc projects. For more information please click the link below.
The students that study for the MSc in Information Security at Royal Holloway are obliged to complete a project. In any one year the Smart Card Centre will suggest and supervise around 25 MSc projects. At the beginning of the new term we gather project ideas from our industry members and supporters, then we put them into a list that is circulated (usually by end of October) to the new intake. We aim to match students to projects by the Xmas break – so they can make an early start.
Good students will be working on the project from this point on, along side their lectures. They take a break around May to the exams, before focussing full-time on completed and writing up their projects by early September. A project should be related to applied information security in some way, be achievable in the timescale, and involve some challenge and original thought for the student. Projects may be theoretical or a mix of practical/theoretical. Note that a proposed project should not involve confidential data/info as the final report is regarded as ‘public’, and simply implementing someone else’s idea (e.g. demonstrator) would not make a good report.
Examples of Past MSc Projects (2012):
- Digital Cash protocols: attacks and defences
- Secure transactions using NFC Tags
- SIM/USIM-centric trusted home network
- Mobile phone/SIM card agents to gather network and performance characteristics
- Mobile Payment Solutions
- E-voting protocols
- “Helpful” root-kit for Android phones
- Fair exchange protocols
- Cloud security for personal data using tamper/attack resistant personal device e.g. smart card
- Cloud security for business data using tamper/attack resistant personal device e.g. smart card
- Mobile device malware and botnets
- RFID tagging system for fieldwork sample collection and tracking for use in the Science Faculty
- Creation of monitoring manager for movements of personal data from within Android OS
- Secure Personal Area Network, using RFID/phone/laptop in wireless proximity
- Analysis of security of different mobile phone platforms (e.g. Symbian, Windows, Android, iOS)
- Security of smart metering systems
- The use of touch and pay debit cards in e-ticket transport systems
- Using phones and RFIDs to assist vulnerable citizens
- Java Card 3 vulnerability analysis
- Theoretical analysis of code density and processor performance of smart card micro controllers
- Evaluation of performance of Elliptic Curve Cryptography in smart cards
- Mobile voting in difficult and dangerous environments
- Study of general vehicle security e.g. key-less/RFID locks, immobilisers
- Development of security related application for Android OS