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EPSRC Reference: EP/R007209/1
Title: Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research - Newcastle University
Principal Investigator: Gross, Dr TR
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Department: Computing Sciences
Organisation: Newcastle University
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 July 2017 Ends: 30 June 2022 Value (£): 81,936
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Fundamentals of Computing Information & Knowledge Mgmt
Networks & Distributed Systems Software Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies
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The Newcastle Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research pursues the research vision "Protecting Society's Fabric."

Following the conviction that cyber security does not arise from protecting critical infrastructures alone, the Centre complements core security research (such as cryptography, secure system engineering, or information assurance techniques) with initiatives to protect and support stakeholders (victims and investigators) and a strong focus on science and human dimensions of cyber security. The Centre benefits from Newcastle's long-standing research in dependability and formal methods and has established a leading, rigorous research methodology for the science and human dimensions of cyber security.

Part of the Centre's research is focused on the resilience of critical and emergent infrastructures, where examples include the Internet's identity backbone, the cloud or e-voting as well as the Internet of Things or emergent payment systems.

The Centre offers research on the secure design of security protocols, including cryptographic and formal methods to ascertain the security of such protocols in various contexts.

The Centre investigates the human dimensions of cyber security and scientific, evidence-based methods to strengthen cyber security research. Here, the Centre's investigators ask questions such as how human beings behave in security and privacy situations and how cyber security technologies can become usable.

The Newcastle Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research has a history of collaborating with regional, national and international businesses, government and public-sector organizations as well as NGOs aiming at offering more security and privacy for societies and their individuals, in keeping with the theme of "Protecting Society's Fabric."
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