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Biography

I earned my PhD in Computer Science from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) in 1998 under the direction of Paul Van Oorschot and Evangelos Kranakis. From 1998 till 2002 I was a Research Scientist at Entrust, a security software company, where I performed code security reviews, contributed to new product developments and created new IETF and W3C standards, primarily related to authentication and key management. From 2002 till 2008 I worked for the Government of Canada. In 2003, I designed the "account recovery" interface for the Government Online portal, used by more than six million citizens. I also contributed to design of the portal's "epass" authentication service. In 2008 I made the leap to full-time academic work, where I continue to build on my usable security research, as well as applying machine learning to security. I started as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in 2008, then in 2010 I became a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, and in 2015 I moved to Heriot-Watt University as an Associate Professor.

Research interests

I am primarily interested in computer security, and in applying human-computer interaction (HCI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to solve computer security problems. I also apply fundamental security techniques to design, and attack modelling and analysis. For example, I have enumerated the attack space for partial passwords and the answers to challenge questions, and I have modelled attacks to implicit smartphone authentication. The results of my research include critical evaluations of current security solutions, the establishment of new security and usability methodologies, and the design of new security techniques. I currently apply these methods and techniques to authentication protocols, and mobile devices and networks, though I am very interested in broader applications of my research.

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Research Output 1994 2019

Personal Safety App Effectiveness

Just, M., Chandok, H., Sampangi, R., Hawkey, K., Willis, A., Samuthiravelu, J., Gill, D. & Altair, M., 2 May 2019, CHI EA '19 Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, LBW2415

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Application programs
Mobile phones

Probing the mystery of cryptocurrency theft, an investigation into methods for cryptocurrency tainting analysis

Tironsakkul, T., Maarek, M., Eross, A. & Just, M., 6 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press). 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Electronic money

Experimental large-scale review of attractors for detection of potentially unwanted applications

Stavova, V., Dedkova, L., Matyas, V., Just, M., Smahel, D. & Ukrop, M., Jul 2018, In : Computers and Security. 76, p. 92-100 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Computer systems
Color
Malware
Industry

Hardware-Assisted Secure Communication in Embedded and Multi-Core Computing Systems

Saeed, A., Ahmadinia, A. & Just, M., 15 May 2018, In : Computers. 7, 2, 31.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Embedded systems
Authentication
Electric power utilization
Hardware
Secure communication

Everything's Cool: Extending Security Warnings with Thermal Feedback

Wilson, G., Maxwell, H. & Just, M., 6 May 2017, Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, p. 2232-2239 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Activities 2014 2017

  • 11 Participation in conference
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Other

2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy

Mike Just (Member of programme committee)
26 Apr 201728 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

New Security Paradigms Workshop 2016

Mike Just (Member of programme committee)
26 Sep 201629 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Passwords 2016

Mike Just (Member of programme committee)
5 Dec 20167 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Guest lecturer at COINS Summer School 2016 on Authentication

Mike Just (Speaker)
31 Jul 2016

Activity: Other

Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security

Mike Just (Member of programme committee)
22 Jul 201624 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media