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Published: 30 May 2017

University recognised for cyber security research

Surrey continues its status as one of the country’s top universities in cyber security research having been awarded a Government Academic Centre of Excellence in the field for a further five years.

The status is given by The National Cyber Security Centre in partnership with Research Councils UK and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The University  is one of only 14 universities to be given the Centres of Excellence status, which help make the UK government, business and consumers more resilient to cyber-attacks by extending knowledge and enhancing skills in security.

Over the past two years, Surrey has had significant success in tackling issues in cyber security. These include formulating a new password system that will be more difficult for hackers to break and securing funding for vital research that could transform the delivery of public services. It has also developed new approaches to cyber security, data privacy and trust in the rail industry, and is also researching hardware-based and 5G security.

Professor Steve Schneider, Director of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Surrey has received this recognition, which reflects the strong growth of the group over the last two years.

 “We have had significant success in this field since the creation of the Centre, and this recognition is a testament to the skills and dedication of the work taking place here to address the risks and impacts of cyber security.”

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