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Your staff profile is made up of information taken from systems including Pure and Subscribe.  This page explains how to update each section of your profile.

Professor vladi Sassone

Roke/RAEng Research Chair in Cyber Secur

Connect with vladi


Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only)
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only)
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


I am a Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Southampton, where I hold a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair and lead the University's activities on cyber security. Specifically, I am the Head of the Cyber Security Group (CSG), the Director of the NCSC/EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research (ACE), and have been the Founding Director of the Cyber Security Academy (CSA), a partnership between Academia, Industry and Government to advance cyber security through research, innovation, education and training.

A  computer scientist by training, I have since acquired strong expertise by research on cyber security, including social and human factors, cyber-crime, data privacy (including anonymity and anonymisation), internet-of-things, trust, provenance, blockchain, internet computing, foundations of computation and AI, and developed large networks of collaborators in academia, industry and government. I authored about 250 publications, reaching an h-index of 38 and around 3800 citations (source PoP at the time of writing).

I am enthusiastic about spreading best practice: I developed cyber security education and outreach programmes for undergraduates, graduates and industry, and collaborate with industry and public bodies internationally, including Cabinet Office, FCO, DBEIS, NCA, ICO, NAO, FCA and Bank of England. I worked with ministers in the UK, Italy, Malta and West Bengal, and with government bodies such as NCSC/GCHQ, DSTL, the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) and Hampshire Police. I am the Chief Scientific Officer for the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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