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Cyber Security Academy

An industry/University partnership established to advance cyber security through world class research, teaching excellence, industrial expertise and training capacity. We aim at delivering global impact and to become the go-to hub for our community of existing and new high value companies, driving innovation and delivering significant value.

Cyber Security Academy

Advancing cyber security

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Strategic project work contributing to a more secure cyberspace


Applying research for solutions to real cyber security problems


Delivering the next generations of cyber security professionals


Ensuring schools and community engage in best cyber security practice

Cyberspace security
Towards a more secure cyberspace

Driving innovation and delivering significant value, the academy is nationally recognised and will exercise global influence. World-class academic staff engaged in research, teaching, training, outreach and consultancy are supported by a professional team focusing on innovation, technology transfer, and opportunities with industry.

Key areas of expertise

Our core research expertise includes: analysis and design of trustworthy software; bio- and cyber-metrics; cyber identity; cyber risk analysis; cyber criminology; data privacy; international cyber law; provenance and trust; safety- and-security by design; secure embedded systems; secure web technologies; security of cyber-physical systems and internet-of- things; security of critical infrastructures, transport networks, and power grid.

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We operate a tiered membership scheme enabling engagement for companies of all sizes. This, coupled with a policy of involving companies from across the spectrum of industrial sectors, ensures that the whole industrial and commercial community is included. Members of the Academy benefit from a multi-million pound shared research programme, consultancy from globally respected experts, access to educational programmes from a world-class university, recruitment and placement opportunities and CPD training for professionals and IT operatives.

Companies are invited to join the Academy at the most appropriate level to their needs and means. We are delighted that we have already established partnerships with DSTL, Northrop Grumman and Roke Manor Research as our founding core members.

Core Partners

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory


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Professor Vladimiro Sassone
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 9009


Ged Powell
Business Manager
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 8382
Mobile: +44 (0)7787 007 949

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