Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) was established by the University of Surrey to consolidate and organise its Cyber Security activities across the University.

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(Updated October 2016)

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Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) is the heart of the Cyber Security activities across the University of Surrey.  It is one of the 13 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) recognised by the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  Our focus is on “Security by Design”, with particular expertise in trusted systems, privacy and authentication, secure communications, and multimedia security and forensics, with human dimensions in security as a cross-cutting theme.   We have a strong ethos of applying theory into practice, and the application domains we work in include transportation (automotive, rail), democracy (e-voting), telecommunications, digital economy, and law enforcement.

In addition to the technical core, the Centre brings together substantial interdisciplinary capability and resources across the University, which has been investing in Cyber Security as a high-priority research area since 2004.

The Centre also runs Surrey’s Information Security MSc programme, which has received GCHQ certification.  The programme brings together technical and managerial aspects of Cyber Security and has a strong contribution from industry.

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  • SCCS just got a new research project “ACCEPT: Addressing Cybersecurity and Cybercrime via a co-Evolutionary aPproach to reducing human-relaTed risks” granted by EPSRC. It will involve a group of researchers working in five academic disciplines (Computer Science, Crime Science, Business, Engineering, Behavioural Science) at four UK research institutes (University of Surrey, UCL, University of Warwick, […]
  • SCCS invites applications for 2 PhD positions in Cyber Security: One position is in the research project called Modelling and Verification of Distributed Ledger Technologies under supervision of Prof Steve Schneider (principal supervisor) and Dr David Williams. Another position is in the research project called Attribute-based Signatures for Privacy in V2X Authentication under supervision of […]