MCAST IICT to present research @ ISMS 2018

MCAST IICT to have research published at a conference for first time. This will be done on the 22nd-23rd February at ISMS 2018

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I am glad and proud to announce that for the first time MCAST IICT will be presenting their research at a conference, specifically the International Conference on Information Systems and Management Science (ISMS 2018), an IAASSE event. This research was undertaken by Darren Cilia and myself, focusing on continuous passive user authentication via keystroke dynamics whilst performing different activities and modes of handling. A dedicated page with information about the research will be created after the conference, which will be held on the 22nd and 23rd February 2018.

SSL Certificates


At some point any Web Developer would need to secure part of a site and therefore require an SSL certificate. There are different options available depending on the use and here is a short post documenting the various options:

Free for Open Source Projects: Some providers are willing to offer free SSL certificates for open-source projects such as GoDaddy.com, obviously some terms and conditions apply which one must read. More details can be found here.

Free with Hosting Plan: Some Web Hosting providers would include a free SSL certificate if you buy a hosting plan. Generally the offer is for the first year with competitive renewal pricing. Just to name a few: HostColor.com, DomainAvenue.com and HostGator.com

Free SSL Community: A growing community called StartSSL are offering an entry level service for free for basic used and limited warranty which might well satisfy your needs and therefore worth a check.

Comparison Charts: If none of the above suits you then you might have to actually buy an SSL certificate, not before doing the appropriate research. WhichSSL is a dedicated site to aid in the selection of the appropriate certificate authority or SSL vendor to choose with the help of a comparison chart. More comparisons can be found in Wikipedia.org and SSLShopper.com. Your research might also payoff by finding some promotional offers and/or discounts.

Self-Signed Certificates for Development: Well if you need a certificate just for development purposes then you can sign one yourself as shown in my previous post.