Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

SCCS was established by the University of Surrey to consolidate and organise its cyber security activities across the University. SCCS is one of the 17 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) recognised by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Our research

The exponential growth of computer technology has revolutionised the way we do business, organise our lives and interact socially – but has also brought new and ever-growing challenges in terms of security.


Verification of security and privacy in modern communication protocols

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,000 per annum, tax-free, subject to nationality and residence status. Fees are covered for UK/EU students. Additional fees for international applicants are not covered, but top up funding may be obtained by applying to Surrey University for the Overseas Research Student Awards Scheme studentships (ORS).

Learning, prediction and decision control in complex systems

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,000 per anum subject to nationality and residence status. Fees are covered for UK/EU students (in value of £4,260). Directly funded project (European/UK Students only).

Satellite systems security

Funding information:
Open for EU/UK students only. The appointed candidate will receive a PhD stipend of GBP 20,000 per year for 3.5 years within which the candidate is expected to submit their thesis. This stipend is significantly higher than an average UK PhD stipend. Additional funding is available to support conferences, travel and engagement with the NCC Group.

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Helen Treharne head of @ComputingSurrey at IBN South Bank launching the department CS alumni event and mentoring sc…
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A pleasure to host the Chinese Universities Study Tour delegation visit to @UniOfSurrey today. Some great opportuni…
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This report is a very important read. @ProfWoodward was one of the people involved in producing it.
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Jinguang Han will present his work at the university of Kent:

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Surrey Centre for Cyber Security
University of Surrey