Here are the latest news stories from Computing:
28 February 2014
On Wednesday, 26th of February, the government-funded Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology (e-skills UK) endorsed the Department of Computing’s new BSc in Software Development for Business degree (subject to the university’s own validation). This means that the proposed programme meets the criteria developed by e-skills UK together with a number of leading graduate employers for a degree to provide the right mix of technical and professional skills required by the Software Development industry. The University of Surrey’s Department of Computing will be one of the first few universities to offer this degree in the coming academic year 2014/15. More details about this new BSc degree can be found at its website (managed by e-skills) and the University of Surrey's online prospectus of this new BSc programme.
21 February 2014
Alan Woodward, a security expert and a visiting professor of the Department of Computing, commented for BBC News on South Korea's plan of developing cyber-attack tools to damage North Korea's nuclear facilities. Alan warns that developing such cyberweapons could be dangerous because they may soon go out of control and could be converted into universal tools to damage everything that was not the original targets. The full news report can be found at here.
18 February 2014
Dr Mak Manulis, a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Computing working on Applied Cryptography and Network Security, commented for BBC News on the recent proposal to have a European edition of the internet -- one that ensures "European data stays on European networks". Mark pointed out a simpler solution would be to simply use data encryption. The full story can be found at here.