About cyber security
The importance of cyber security for individuals, businesses, the industry and for society as a whole, derives from the value of the information which needs protecting, from the impact that malicious activities can have on business operations and from the danger of distorting the democratic values of our society. Cyber security covers the security of all aspects of online information processing, including:
- information itself
- access to the information
- its transportation across networks and the information processing operations in various places – whether on the desktop, within storage, in the Cloud or in motion
Mission and objectives
The University's Cyber Security Research Centre was officially opened in September 2018 with a dedicated investment of £500,000. The Centre was created by the School of Computing and Digital Media as a space where academics and businesses can meet and work together to solve cyber security problems of significance for business and for society. Its core activities lie in three main areas:
- teaching of digital forensics, data analytics and cyber security in a secure environment
- research into cyber security at postgraduate and doctorate level
- industrial research, innovation and consultancy projects in cyber security
Several academic groups (spanning computing, computer networks and electronics and communications) are working together at the Centre to implement these goals. Although the Cyber Security Research Centre is situated within the School of Computing and Digital Media, it is also open for collaboration with other departments at the University and welcomes enquiries from businesses and external organisations.
Deputy Director (Teaching and Training)
Deputy Director (Research and Innovation)
Prof Yassine Maleh
Dr Graham Taylor-Russell
Dr Cyril Onwubiko
Dr Pawel Gasiorowski
Dr Viktor Sowinski-Mydlarz
Dr Anthony Phipps
Cyber Security Research Centre – supported businesses
Take a look at how our Cyber Security Research Centre supports businesses, including Lloyds Banking Group, and the opportunities that this allows our students to have.
More about our Cyber Security Research Centre
A cause for celebration - Computing and Digital Media Summer Show 2022
Ryan Evans, Journalism BA student, reports on the School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show
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.
Capturing the flag for cyber security
Students from the School of Computing and Digital Media competed in a Capture the Flag competition at the National Conference for Learning and Teaching in Cyber Security.
Cyber Security Research Centre attends Lloyds Banking Group's Innovation Community event
London Metropolitan University attended Lloyds Banking Group's inaugural Innovation Community event, a day-long session to bring together stories, collaboration and knowledge.
Cybersecurity Awareness Week: What are the threats, and what can be done?
Researchers from the Cyber Security Research Centre provide expert advice for staff and students around cybersecurity.
Expert comment: WhatsApp hacking
Professor Karim Ouazzane, Professor of Computing and Knowledge Exchange, offers his insight into the recent WhatsApp hacking.
Innovate UK fund London Met cyber security
London Metropolitan University’s cyber-security team recently won funding from Innovate UK to develop products which will enhance UK security.
London Met and Filisia awarded Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Innovative project will harness the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to help develop bespoke interventions for people with additional needs.
London Met hosts cyber security event in collaboration with the British Computer Society
London Met hosted a day-long event entitled, “Cyber Prevention through Higher Education Collaboration.”
London Met opens new Digital Forensics Laboratory
The new lab will facilitate impactful research, industry collaboration and opportunities for continuing professional development.
London Met Professor discusses Cloud Computing and AI at international conference
Professor Vassil Vassilev spoke at the International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Engineering for the third year running.
London Met Professor re-elected Chair of the European Cyber Security Council
Professor Karim Ouazzane's role involves overseeing the business development of security policy frameworks and developing intelligence to tackle international cyberthreats.
London Met professors attend prestigious Data Science International Summer School
Professor Vassil Vassilev and Dr Viktor Sowinski-Mydlarz were invited to learn and share at a major industry summer school earlier this July.
London Met to develop new Digital Forensics Laboratory
Cyber Security student Dipo Dunsin has been hired to advance the project as part of London Met's commitment to providing students with valuable work experience for their future careers.
London Met to open cyber security centre of excellence
An exciting new Cyber Security Research Centre will launch at London Met with the aim to foster and nurture the University’s strong entrepreneurial culture.
London Met welcomes the Met Police for Cyber Security event
Second-year BA Photojournalism student Gianluca Barbazza discusses the visit, which created awareness around cybercrime and how to protect yourself from it.
New air quality sensor at London Met now live
A sensor on the Tower Building at London Met’s Holloway Campus provides information about the quality of air we are all breathing.
Pandemics, Homeworking and the Security of Voice Computing
Anthony Phipps, a PhD student within the Cyber Security Centre, comments on his research into audio cybersecurity and the security of voice computing in light of the pandemic.
School of Computing and Digital Media end of year show 2019
Students, staff and external guests attended three of the School’s biggest annual events - SEND 2019, the School Summer Show 2019, and Final Cuts.
School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show dates announced
The School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show will be held on 6 - 7 June in the world famous Graduate Centre. Events to celebrate the School will take place from 6 - 14 June.
Student solution to tackling air quality
The local air-quality monitoring system (LAMS) recently won the Climate and Environment category in the Big Idea Challenge.
The future of blockchain
An event led by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) explored the applicability of blockchain technologies to a variety of sectors and its future potential.
Third place for London Met cyber students at national conference
A team of London Met students won third place in a national cyber hacking competition.
Understanding air quality in Sofia
The Urban Data Space Project from London Met and Sofia University gives insights into the air quality of the city of Sofia, using real-time data.
Using mathematical modelling to predict behaviour among Computing students
A new research project will see a London Met student work with academics on data analysis across the Computing departments of higher education institutions.