Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) was established by the University of Surrey to consolidate and organise its Cyber Security activities across the University.
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.
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.
The University’s Department of Computer Science has worked with Surrey Police to stage conferences for Surrey school students on the subject of ‘sexting’ – and has now helped launch a special website on global Safer Internet Day.
Joining Surrey’s Department of Computer Science as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Dr Ioana Boureanu aims to drive innovative research in provably secure authentication solutions and verification of security and privacy.