Professor Keith Mayes – Managing Director
Keith Mayes (B.Sc. (Bath) Ph.D. (Bath) CEng FIET A.Inst.ISP) received his BSc (Hons)
in Electronic Engineering in 1983 from the University of Bath and his PhD degree
in Digital Image Processing in 1987. During his first degree he was employed by Pye TVT (Philips) which designed and produced TV broadcast and studio equipment.
His PhD was sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace and Defence and on completion he
accepted their offer of a job. In 1988 he started work for Racal Research where
he worked on a wide range of research and advanced development products and was
accepted as a Chartered Engineer. In 1995 he joined Racal Messenger to continue
work on a Vehicle Licence plate recognition system (Talon) and an early packet
radio system (Widanet/Paknet). In 1996 Keith joined Vodafone as a Senior Manager
working within the Communication Security and Advanced Development group, under
Professor Michael Walker. Early work concerned advanced radio relaying systems
and involved participation in international standardisation (ETSI
SMG2). Later he led the
Maths & Modelling team and eventually took charge of the Fraud & Security group.
During this time he was training in intellectual property and licensing,
culminating in membership of the Licensing Executives Society and the added
responsibility for patent issues in Vodafone UK. In 2000, following some work
on m-commerce and an increasing interest in Smart Cards he joined the Vodafone
International organisation as the Vodafone Global SIM Card Manager, responsible for
SIM card harmonisation and strategy for the Vodafone Group. In 2002, Keith left
Vodafone to set up Crisp Telecom and in November 2002 he was also appointed as the
Director of the Smart Card Centre
(www.scc.rhul.ac.uk) at Royal Holloway University of London
reporting to Professor Fred Piper in the world renowned Information
and today, Keith is also the Director of the ISG. Keith is a Founder Associate Member of the Institute of
Information Security Professionals. He has also had director experience within
a London stock market listed company and a subsidiary of an American
high profile activity included leading the expert team that carried
out counter-expertise work on the Ov-Chipkaart for the Dutch
transport ministry, following published attacks on the MIFARE
Classic chip card.
Cobourne M.A.(Oxon), M.B.A., M.Sc.(Open), M.Sc (London)) read Physics at
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and went on to work as a systems analyst
developing financial systems for various multi-national organisations.
She has an MBA from Henley Management College and an M.Sc. in
Mathematics. She gained an M.Sc. in Information Security (Distinction)
from Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL)
in 2010, and is currently a PhD student in the Smart Card Centre /
Information Security Group at RHUL. Her research is concerned with the
use of NFC phones and smart cards in challenging environments. She is
employed by Crisp in the role of “Senior
Umar BSc MSc, completed his BSc in Business Information Technology
(Coventry University) in 2010 and his MSc (distinction) in Information
Security (Royal Holloway) in 2012. Previously he worked in the Nigerian
Communications Commission; the regulatory body of the telecoms industry.
He is currently conducting PhD research in transport ticketing systems.
His research interests include: smart cards, HCE, NFC, mobile security,
transport ticketing, performance testing of mobile device technologies
and protocols. He is employed by Crisp in the role of “Senior Consultant”.
Mayes BA, is a veterinary student at Magdalene College Cambridge and began
his work with Crisp Telecom following an environmental research study in
Hungerford. The work inspired the expansion of Crisp research and
product development on on tagging, to include not only objects, but also
living fauna and flora. George is employed as a part-time researcher
with special emphasis on tags, tracking and associated systems.
PhD MEng, completed his MEng in Computer System
& Electronic Engineering (King's College London) in 2005. He
completed his PhD in the
Smart Card Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2013,
researching "Secure e-Payment Portal Solutions Using Mobile/NFC/RFID
Technologies and Citizen Identity Scheme". He
was employed by Crisp as a consultant an is now an expert associate,
used as a strategic advisor for business development and client communication for
opportunities in China and Taiwan.
Mayes BA, studied English at Southampton University and developed a keen
interest in media, journalism, social media and film making. Amelia was employed by
Crisp as a part-time Media Assistant/Technical Author and also assisted
with marketing and promotional activities via conventional and new media
channels. She is now an expert associate of Crisp for social
Hili BSc I.T. Hons (Malta), MSc (Royal Holloway) began his career with
the Vodafone Group (Malta) where he was in charge of the security and
the availability of the mobile value added systems (SMS, MMS, WAP).
After this he moved to a consultancy position with LogicaCMG and Orange
Group in the Netherlands. His current fields of specialisation include
smart card security and the development of digital identity and digital
security in IT systems and virtual worlds. Graham is an expert
associate of Crisp.
Sfakiotaki has completed her undergraduate degree
in Business Administration at the Technological Educational Institute of
Crete. She has completed her final year dissertation in Stock Price
Analysis with the use of Japanese rods-candlesticks. She has a keen
interest in Business Analysis and Human Resource management in large to
medium SME’s. Joanna has joined Crisp Telecom for her Erasmus work
Kyrillidis BSc, MSc (RHUL). He has worked in various roles such as IT
HelpDesk for the T.E.I of Thessaloniki, Computer Science Teacher for
Stratigakis Group SA, PHP Developer and Database Administrator for
Techsoft SA, IT Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers Greece and more
recently as Information Security Consultant for Encode SA. He is now a
PhD student with the Smart Card Centre / ISG and his research interests
include smart cards, mobile phones / smartphones security and network
security & security architectures. Lazaros is an expert
associate of Crisp.
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