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:
- the information itself
- the 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 as a whole. Its core activities lie in three main areas:
- the 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 within the School of Computing and Digital Media, it is also open for collaboration with other departments of the University, and welcomes enquiries from businesses and external organisations.
Cyber Security Research Centre, School of Computing and Digital Media
London Metropolitan University, Tower Building
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB
Dr Vassil Vassilev, Head of Cyber Security Research Centre
tel: 0207 133 3693
Dr Shahram Salekzamankhani, Deputy Head Infrastructure and Training
tel: 0207 133 3705
Yogesh Patel, Deputy Head Research and Development
tel: 020 7133 5472
Prof Karim Ouazzane, Director of Research and Enterprise and Founder of Cyber Security Research Centre
tel: 0207 133 4306
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