Cyber Security Expert joins Bletchley Park Board

  |  Published: Feb 1st 2017
Bletchley Park's newest Trustee, Andrew Martin (Image: Paul Tait)
Bletchley Park's newest Trustee, Andrew Martin (Image: Paul Tait)

The Bletchley Park Trust has appointed Professor Andrew Martin, Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford and an expert in cyber security, to its board of Trustees.

Martin is Professor of Systems Security at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. He was instrumental in setting up the University’s Cyber Security Network and helps to lead it, heading Oxford’s EPSRC/GCHQ-recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.

 “The story of Bletchley Park is crucial to the development of our academic discipline, as well as to the national life,” said Martin. “It is a great privilege to be involved in this way, and through the connection with Kellogg College, I hope we can bring that story to an even wider audience."

Martin’s recent research focus has been on the technologies of Trusted Computing, exploring how they can be applied in large-scale distributed systems, particularly cloud computing, mobile devices, and the internet of things. He has published extensively in this area, hosting several related international events in Oxford and speaking on the subject all over the world. A number of Kellogg College students have visited Bletchley Park as part of their studies and this number is expected to grow a great deal in the coming year.

Sir John Scarlett, Chairman of the Bletchley Park Trust, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew as a Trustee and to strengthen the ongoing collaboration between Kellogg College and Bletchley Park. His appointment to the board is a natural progression of our relationship and will help enhance our understanding of how the vital work carried out here in the Second World War remains directly relevant to society today.”

The Trust’s mission is to preserve and enhance Bletchley Park, to attract, engage and educate visitors from all over the world through the continuing restoration and development of the entire estate and its exhibitions. By highlighting the codebreaking achievements of Bletchley Park in WW2 and its role as a birthplace of computing, it reinforces the site’s importance for understanding the past and its relevance to the future.

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