Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) is a UK government recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) and it brings together leading researchers to focus on the technical, human and interdisciplinary aspects of cyber security.
Research within the Centre falls into the following principal themes:
- Trusted Systems
- Privacy and Authentication
- Secure Communications
- Multimedia Security and Digital Forensics
- Human-Centred Security
Within each theme there is a foundational element developing understanding, theory and new technologies, together with applications to specific problem domains and to building practical solutions. Application areas cover a wide range across the cyber-security spectrum, include new cryptographic schemes, security protocols, hardware-enhanced security, network security issues at different layers, formal security modeling and verification, human factors, secure electronic voting, key management, digital rights management and watermarking, image and video forensics, security economics, and biometrics.
The Centre's technical core, with 13 permanent academic staff together with their RAs and doctoral students, is based in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This provides a nucleus for the involvement of interdisciplinary aspects of Cyber Security from other departments including Surrey Business School, Sociology, Psychology, Law and Economics.
The Centre maintains strong collaborative links with its internationally renowned research partners, participates in technology transfer from academic to small and large businesses, shares knowledge and offers consultancy to government agencies, and is active in cyber-security education and security awareness raising campaigns for the industrial and public sectors.