The University of Surrey has been recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) by the government.
One of only 13 institutions to be awarded Centre of Excellence status, Surrey will play an important role in helping to make the UK government, businesses and consumers more resilient to cyber-attacks.
The University will benefit from closer collaboration with GCHQ, the UK cyber community and industry, and our innovative research and highly skilled graduates will help enhance the UK’s cyber knowledge base, drive forward innovation and support GCHQ’s cyber defence mission.
Professor Steve Schneider, Director of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, said: "We are delighted to have been named an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. This gives external confirmation of the strength of our security research activity within the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, in our specialist areas of privacy and data protection, communications security and human-centred security.
“This formal recognition as an ACE-CSR will enable us to work more closely with GCHQ and other partners, and to collaborate more actively with other institutions within the network of Academic Centres of Excellence."
Surrey, which recently opened a new Applied Security Laboratory, is one of only four universities in the UK with both ACE-CSR status and the GCHQ Masters certification (provisionally awarded to our MSc Information Security programme in summer 2014).