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About the Cyber Security Research Group

Cybersecurity has a strong focus upon information systems and information technology that includes aspects of computer science, computer engineering, software engineering and other disciplines, such as law, policy, human factors, ethics and risk management. As such, the Cyber Security Research Group is concerned with the security of data, software, components, connections, systems, humans, organisations and society with emphasis on cross-cutting concepts such as forensic analysis, confidentiality, integrity, availability, risk, adversarial thinking and systems thinking, which is informed by strong relationships with industry, government agencies and academia in the delivery of operationally focused applied cybersecurity research. 

The Cyber Security Research Group is particularly interested in the interplay between situational awareness, computer networks, computer forensics and vulnerability development and the creation of a single integrated approach to computer network defence and computer forensics via the development of tools and techniques that support information sharing. 

This applied research helps inform the development and evolution of undergraduate and postgraduate computing courses as well as providing strong contextual engagement with students that draws on real-life experiences within the field of cybersecurity. 

The University won the 2019 and 2020 Cyber University of the Year Awards, and was a finalist at the 2019 FinTech Awards Wales.