Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

Study

In addition to their research activities, SCCS members support the GCHQ-certified MSc Information Security Programme of the Department of Computer Science, supervise PhD students working on different topics of Cyber Security, supervise UG final-year and MSc students on Cyber Security related projects, and provide optional modules in Cyber Security to UG students. There are also other opportunities for our current UG/MSc students and visiting MSc/PhD students to be involved in Cyber Security research (e.g. in the form of a summer mini research project). Click here for more details of current open opportunities.

Undergraduate

Currently the University of Surrey does not have a UG programme focusing on Cyber Security, but members of SCCS are providing optional modules about different subjects in Cyber Security to final-year UG students. For instance, Prof Steve Schneider (SCCS Director) is teaching Computer Security module (COM3009) and Dr Stephan Wesemeyer (SCCS Associate Member) is teaching Information Security Management module (COM3017) to final-year UG students of the Department of Computer Science. In addition, members of SCCS are also routinely supervising final-year UG students on projects in Cyber Security field.

Postgraduate Taught

A number of Core and Associate Members of SCCS (Prof Steve SchneiderDr Mark ManulisDr Shujun LiProf Anthony TS Ho, Dr Stephan Wesemeyer, Dr Lee Gillam, Dr Bogdan Vrusias) are involved as lecturers of the MSc Information Security Programme of the Department of Computer Science. This MSc programme is the only one currently offered at the University of Surrey focusing on Cyber Security, and recently received provisional certification from GCHQ (among 6 UK universities). It was evolved from a former MSc Programme Security Technologies and Applications which had been running for several years since 2007. Some Cyber Security related modules are also taught to students of another two MSc Programmes of the Department of Computer ScienceInformation Systems. In addition, members of SCCS are also routinely supervising MSc students who are working on projects in Cyber Security field.

Postgraduate Research

All Core Members of the SCCS supervise PhD students who are working on topics in Cyber Security. Most Associate Members of the SCCS have PhD students who are working on topics in other fields but with links to Cyber Security. There are also a number of PhD students jointly supervised by two members of SCCS. For a full list of all PhD students who are associated with the SCCS, please go to "Research Students" table of the People page.