British Council recognises the achievements of Cyber Security Research Centre

A grant, awarded from the British Council, is being used to run a two day international workshop on Adversarial Cyber Security.

Date: 16 June 2020

Professor Karim Ouazzane, Professor of Computing and Knowledge Exchange, has won a grant from the British Council to run a two-day international workshop on Adversarial Cyber Security. 

The workshop, organised in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, aims to impart knowledge about adversarial cognition, cyber-defence strategies, and game-theoretic and machine-learning tools and techniques. The event provides an opportunity to discuss different challenges that defenders, end-users, and attackers confront in the area of cybersecurity. 

Professor Ouazzane said: “It was great to hear that a prestigious institution like the British Council recognises the achievements of the Cyber Security Research Centre, and the impact the research has had in transforming lives. I would like to thank all members of the Centre for their invaluable contributions, in particular Dr Vassil Vassilev and Dr. Preeti Patel for their brilliant leadership.

“Cyber-attacks are becoming widespread, especially during the current pandemic. An understanding of adversarial cognition is a promising intervention to secure networks from cyber-attacks. However, little is currently known on how different cyber-defence strategies would enable a reduction in cyber-attacks.’’

The workshop will welcome government officials from the UK and India, international industry practitioners across the world, and the business partners based in the Cyber Security Centre, such as Lloyds bank, Callsign and Cisco.

Originally scheduled to take place in early July, this date has been put on hold due to the pandemic. The workshop will take place, either on campus or online, before 31 March 2021.

The working space inside the Cyber Security Reserach Centre