Steven James Murdoch is a security researcher in the Computer Science Department, University College London.
His research covers privacy-enhancing technology, Internet censorship , and anonymous communication, in particular Tor . He is also known for discovering several vulnerabilities in the EMV bank chipcard payment system (Chip and PIN). [ Banking security, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge] [ Threat to chip-and-pin terminals, BBC News, 2 January 2010]
Murdoch was educated at the University of Cambridge completing a PhD
on computer security supervised by Markus Kuhn in 2008.
Awards and honours
He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.