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CLUE cybersecurity research database

CLUE cybersecurity research database

Wed 28, Jan 2015

With incidents such as the Sony hack in the headlines business leaders are becoming more aware of cybersecurity risks and challenges. They know that threats are evolving all the time so relying on traditional firewalls and intrusion detection systems will not always be effective. They have to stay ahead of the game.

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What is the importance of research to policy?

What is the importance of research to policy?

Wed 21, Jan 2015

So much can be wrapped up in so few words and, arguably, this is an underpinning issue for government. But terms are important and some clarification is probably needed before we move on.

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Understanding UK Crowdfunding

Understanding UK Crowdfunding

Still in its relative infancy in the UK, online crowdfunding is growing rapidly and facilitating myriad new products and services, connecting 'fundraisers' requiring resources for a cause, project or business, with numerous 'funders' who have money to donate, buy or invest, often in relatively modest amounts.

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‘We Don’t Do God’? Secularism and the Accommodation of Muslims in Western Europe

‘We Don’t Do God’? Secularism and the Accommodation of Muslims in Western Europe

Mon 12, Jan 2015

Most Western European social scientists and policymakers believe that there is or should be a separation between church and state, religion and politics.

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Einstein’s Chauffeur

Einstein’s Chauffeur

Mon 8, Dec 2014

This is a story about Einstein’s Chauffeur, who was the spitting image of the great professor.

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Academic RiSC helping Government solve national security challenges 

Academic RiSC helping Government solve national security challenges 

Fri 5, Dec 2014

“It is critical that large companies make best use of their supply chains, including SMEs and academia, and in particular follow an open systems design approach, to ensure that best technology in each domain is offered to Government. It is also important that industry and academia collaborate to facilitate this. “

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Writing the Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee

Writing the Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee

Tue 30, Sep 2014

Having just published the first volume of this book I thought it might be interesting to write a few words about the process of writing Official History. Historically speaking, academics have treated officialdom with some scepticism.

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