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This is the personal website of Vítor Jesus. Thanks for the visit.

This page is under construction. If you want to take a look at my old academic profile, find it here.

Check my contributions to Reddit groups (mainly security and bitcoin): /u/vjeuss.

My LinkedIn profile is here.

For Birmingham City University or Research contact me directly on For anything else, use my personal contact on .

My Academic bio Vitor Jesus is a Lecturer with Birmingham City University and has 20 years of professional experience, split between Industry and Academia. He holds a BSc in Physics, a MSc and PhD in Computer Science and Networks and industry certifications in Cyber Security and Data Privacy. He has 20 years of professional experience, split between Industry and Academia. His current research and teaching interests are in CyberSecurity, Data Privacy, Blockchains and Networks.

He has held positions with different companies, from start-ups to large and well-known organisations. He has authored a number of papers, has been in the review panel of several conferences, was a visiting scholar in different institutions, such as Carnegie Mellon University, and has worked in a number of international projects. His current projects revolve around CyberSecurity and Data Privacy for Enterprise IT, Telecom architectures, Future Internet, IIoT/IoT, Vehicular Networks, Industrial Controls Systems, Smart Cities, etc.

For my blog, find it here. Recent posts:

  • RFC8280 - Human Rights Protocol
  • Privacy done wrong - online registrations
  • Informed consent and evidence for GDPR -- BBC website
  • "Security doesn't matter" & ethereum hacks
  • Challenges with IoT Security
  • UK legislative spree - now the NIS directive
  • UK DfT guidance on Security for Cars
  • amazon EBS breaches - from report to leak
  • FuturePets.com breach -- PCI compliance
  • the UK and GDPR
  • GDPR and ransomware
  • Blockchain.info incident - very good incident response
  • £500/month could have saved Ashley Madison
  • How Secure Software Development fits in a company
  • Shapeshift hack (a Bitcoin service)
  • IoT -- when cyber security is there but is wrong (RSI Videofid)
  • The Importance of Logging
  • How to securely distribute security patches (not?)
  • OT is not IT -- but convergence of course