Portrait of Budi Arief

Budi Arief

Senior Lecturer
Innovation Lead, Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS)


My main research areas are cybercrime (especially in understanding the stakeholders involved), computer security, and the Internet of Things, with a strong overarching element of interdisciplinary research. I have also worked in the areas of reliability and dependability of computer-based systems, wireless sensor networks (in the intelligent transport system domain), distributed systems (including performance evaluation and simulation) and software engineering (in particular, open source software).

Research interests

I belong to the following research groups:

If you are interested in doing a PhD in security-related topic with me, please drop me a line at b.arief@kent.ac.uk.


Funded Projects

  • UK TSB: Safety App for Vulnerable Users (Oct'12-Mar'13)
  • UK EPSRC: Cybercrime Network (Sep'12-Aug'15)
  • UK EPSRC: Hyper-privacy: Case of Domestic Violence (Apr'13-Mar'14)
  • UK TSB: Secure Mobile Safety Apps for Vulnerable Groups (Apr'13-Mar'15)
  • EU ISEC: Novel Image/photo Forensic Tools for fighting against child pornography (NIFTy) (Jul'13-Jul'15)
  • UK DSTL: Cyber Defence: Identifying anomalous human behaviour in heterogeneous systems using beneficial intelligent software (Ben-ware) (Apr’14-Sep’14)
  • EU CIPS: Shaping University Curricula to Critical Infrastructure Employer Needs (SUCCEED) (Sep’14-Feb’16)
  • Newcastle University’s Contactless and Wearable Technologies (Feb’15-Mar’15)
  • UK Metropolitan Police Service: Mobile Smartcard Reader (Mar’15-Oct’15)
  • Fostering Collaboration Between Newcastle and Kent (Jan’16-Mar’16)
  • Newcastle Access Control Live Lab (Jan’16-Mar’16)
  • Kent University’s Internet of Things (Jan’16-Mar’16)
  • Red-Blue Team Approach for Securing IoT Operating Systems (Jan'17-Mar'17)
  • Equipment for Continuing Summer Internship Work (Feb'17-Mar'17)
  • University of Kent's Faculty and School funding: Support for collaborative research on secure software for the Internet of Things (Feb'17-Jul'17)
  • UK EPSRC: EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware (EMPHASIS) (Jul’17-Dec’19)
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