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About us

The Information Security Research Group (ISRG) was formally created in 2000 with a vision to perform distinctive world leading research, consultancy and teaching in the areas of computer forensic and computer network defence.

Group strategy

The field of Cyber Security is recognised as a major issue for today’s society and economy. In particular, the strategic defence and security review recognised cyber attack as a tier one threat to the economic well being of UK.

The recent cyber security strategy document defined the following objectives:

  • The UK to tackle cyber crime and be one of the most secure places in the world to do business in cyberspace;
  • The UK to be more resilient to cyber attacks and better able to protect our interests in cyberspace.

Since its creation the ISRG has developed close working strategic relationships with industry, government agencies and academia in the delivery of operationally focused applied information security research. The engagement with industry has ensured that the applied nature of the research conducted by the ISRG is directly relevant to the needs of industry and wealth creation.

In addition, this symbiotic relationship with industry also ensures that our BSc/MSc courses directly address the needs of industry and resulted employment opportunities for our graduates. 

The research vision and strategy for the Information Security research focus in the operational area and the interplay between Situational Awareness, Computer Network Defence, Computer Forensic and Vulnerability Development. In particular, for the creation of a single integrated approached to computer network defence and computer forensics via the development of tools and techniques that support information sharing.