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Professor vladi Sassone

Professor vladi Sassone

Roke/RAEng Research Chair in Cyber Secur

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Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


I am a Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Southampton, where I hold a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair and lead the University's activities on cyber security. Specifically, I am the Head of the Cyber Security Group (CSG), the Director of the NCSC/EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research (ACE), and have been the Founding Director of the Cyber Security Academy (CSA), a partnership between Academia, Industry and Government to advance cyber security through research, innovation, education and training.

A  computer scientist by training, I have since acquired strong expertise by research on cyber security, including social and human factors, cyber-crime, data privacy (including anonymity and anonymisation), internet-of-things, trust, provenance, blockchain, internet computing, foundations of computation and AI, and developed large networks of collaborators in academia, industry and government. I authored about 250 publications, reaching an h-index of 38 and around 3800 citations (source PoP at the time of writing).

I am enthusiastic about spreading best practice: I developed cyber security education and outreach programmes for undergraduates, graduates and industry, and collaborate with industry and public bodies internationally, including Cabinet Office, FCO, DBEIS, NCA, ICO, NAO, FCA and Bank of England. I worked with ministers in the UK, Italy, Malta and West Bengal, and with government bodies such as NCSC/GCHQ, DSTL, the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) and Hampshire Police. I am the Chief Scientific Officer for the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).

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