The University of Malta (UM) is the highest teaching institution in Malta catering for some 11,500 students including over 1000 international students (450 are visiting students) from 92 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses.
UM is also home to a number of leading research programmes, including digital games research, climate change, metamaterials, physical oceanography and maritime law.
The Department of Computer Science has a good research track record in a number of areas, with the security of computer systems being one of the recent additions. The CyberForensics initiative in particular has been exploring ways to advance the state-of-the-art in Memory Forensics as an effective means to respond to cyberattacks. Building upon this experience, UM will be exploring the threat posed by attacks targeting Android mobile devices, aiming to hijack their messaging functionality while maintaining long-term stealth. Subsequently, it will develop a digital investigation technique enabling effective responses as part of Locard's mobile device collector module.