Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research

University of Birmingham School of Computer Science has been officially established as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) by the UK government.

The Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research is a national scheme jointly supported by GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), RCUK (Research Councils' Global Uncertainties Programme) and BIS (Department for Business Innovation and Skills). The notion behind this scheme is to strengthen the collaborative work and ongoing research between academic institutes, UK government and industry to ensure that society is more resilient to cyber attacks in an ever growing digital world.

The security and privacy group at the University of Birmingham is continuously researching the impact on national resilience around financial services, electronic voting, personal privacy, mobile phones, passports and the effective development of scalable and secure cloud computing and services. These are all important issues that need to be addressed in a world where technology is advancing. The group is committed to finding long-term solutions to these problems that will ultimately benefit the future government, industry and society.

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