Academic Centre of Excellence in Cybersecurity

About the centre

Centre for Excellence

Securing our Cyber Space

CyberSecurity Southampton focusses on the security of the cyber space from all digital and human threats whether malicious or not.  Our aim: security, protection and privacy.

The Centre of Excellence status was awarded by GCHQ as part of the Government's national cyber security strategy.  This recognition is made in partnership with Research Council UK's Global Uncertainties Programme, and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Centre numbers amongst only eight within the UK. 

The team is led by Professor Vladimiro Sassone, leading figure within the Web and Internet Science group in ECS.  The Centre, however, draws expertise from across the University, including Mathematics, Law, Management, and Psychology.

This places us in a unique position. We can respond to the need to help UK government, business and consumers become more resilient to cyber-attack,  In addition, we can respond to issues of privacy, trust and anonymity alongside social, ethical and legal responsibilities. Together, these address our need for security, efficiency and ownership around our own personal privacy.

Use this site to meet the team and learn more about our projects and opportunities.


Resilient Futures

Developing and protecting our infrastructure

Resilient Futures

Key facts

    13 core academics across 5 disciplines are integral to the Centre for Excellence.  Learn about the various ongoing projects and opportunities via our Associated Projects pages.



Revealing layers of hidden identity


“Collaborative groups, and institutional and external investment, means that CyberSecurity Southampton has developed enormously to deliver research at the cutting edge across an exciting mix of disciplines.”

Professor Vladimiro Sassone, Director of Centre