Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) is the heart of the Cyber Security activities across the University of Surrey. It is one of the 14 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.
The University of Surrey has today (Monday 3 April) been awarded recognition as one of the Government's "Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research” for a further five years.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili of the University of Surrey is presenting a major new BBC Four programme exploring the history and science of nature’s most important force: gravity, which affects how fast we age, and how much we weigh. The programme will also investigate how gravity affects the flow of time; and it will be based on data collected by a specially created Time Warper smartphone app, developed by Computer Science students at Surrey.
The University of Surrey has developed an innovative ‘all in one’ password system that will allow users to combine pictures, their face, eyes or fingerprints – alongside or instead of word-based systems – on their work or home computers.