Keith Martin

Keith Martin is a professor of information security at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a chartered mathematician and a fellow of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications. He has worked in cryptographic research for almost 30 years, formerly holding positions at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

The author of Everyday Cryptography (Oxford University Press, 2017 – 2nd edn), he has written over 100 scientific papers on aspects of cryptography and cybersecurity, articles for the technical press including Computing Magazine, Infosecurity Magazine, Cyber Security Law and Practice and Cyber Talk, and ten pieces for the Conversation.

As well as teaching cryptography to conventional academic audiences, he designed the online cryptography module for Royal Holloway’s distance-learning master course in information security. He is also devised and presented the cryptography lesson on Coursera’s online course ‘Information Security: Context and Introduction'. He has presented to industrial and government audiences, including the European Commission and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He also regularly talks about cryptography to school audiences, organizes the annual Smallpeice Trust residential on cybersecurity for Year 9 students, and has spoken at the Cheltenham Science Festival.

Engagements with the media include interviews on More 4’s ‘Decoding DaVinci’, BBC World Service, Television Malta, Inter TV (Ukraine) and China Central Television, as well as contributions to articles in media outlets such as the BBC website, Telegraph, Register and Guardian.