New device to counter USB drive cyberattacks

06 October 2021

A team of scientists at a UK university has created a sophisticated new device to counter the cyber threat posed by malicious USB drives. This ‘external scanning device’, designed by experts from Liverpool Hope University, has been granted a patent from the government of India and will soon move to production. The project is being led by Shishir Kumar Shandilya, a visiting research fellow in Hope’s school of mathematics, computer science and engineering, alongside professor Atulya Nagar, pro-vice-chancellor for research and professor of mathematics at Hope.