Universities recognised for cyber security research

Three universities in the United Kingdom have been recognised as ‘Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’, highlighting the breadth of cyber security skills that are being developed in the UK, writes Neil Tyler for New Electronics.

The National Cyber Security Centre and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council identified the University of Kent, King’s College London and Cardiff University as having leading research with both scale and impact. The universities join 14 other institutions in a scheme forming part of the government’s National Cyber Security Strategy, supporting the country’s digital economy.

The universities will have the opportunity to bid for funding to develop cutting-edge research in cyber security, including at doctoral level, as well as attend annual conferences and workshops. The scheme aims to create a better understanding of the strength of the UK's academic capability in cyber security and identify areas where there are research opportunities or technical gaps.
Full report on the New Electronics site