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07 April 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

Edinburgh University has become a government approved Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research in the UK, joining 14 others across the UK.

Ben Gummer, Minister for the Cabinet Office, visited the University to praise its efforts in becoming the first such centre in Scotland.

Chosen from more than 20 applicants from across the UK, the 14 selected universities are: University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, Lancaster University, Imperial College London, Royal Holloway, University of London, University College London, Newcastle University, University of Oxford, Queen’s, University Belfast, University of Southampton, University of Surrey, University of Warwick, University of Edinburgh.

As announced in the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy last year, Academic Centres of Excellence will specialise in developing the latest cyber security techniques and contribute to the UK’s increased knowledge and capability in this field.

All are now recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre.

 

The centres require:

  • Commitment from the university’s leadership team to support and invest in the university’s cyber security research capacity and capability.
  • A critical mass of academic staff engaged in leading-edge cyber security research.
  • A proven track record of publishing high-impact cyber security research in leading academic journals and conferences.
  • Sustained funding from a variety of sources to ensure the continuing financial viability of the research team’s activities.

Picture: Ben Gummer, Minister for the Cabinet Office at the new Edinburgh Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research

Article written by Robin Snow | Published 07 April 2017

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