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The University of Plymouth is the 15th largest University in the UK and has an enrolment of approximately 21,000 students. It is ranked 56th out of 250 in Universities under 50 years of age (Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings). The University employs in excess of 2,900 staff and has an annual turnover of £234 million.
In the cyber security area, the key contribution is made by the Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/cscan), based within the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics. The Centre has 14 affiliated staff, and 65 PGR students. The Centre has extensive expertise and experience in the domain of cyber security, with focus spanning both technical domains (e.g. user authentication, bio-metrics, digital forensics intrusion detection and response) and human and organisational aspects (e.g. security awareness, education and culture, risk assessment, and the usability of security).
Both the Centre and the School more widely have a long track record of R&D work in key areas of ICT. This includes activity within in a number of relevant national, European and international collaborative research programmes, and the collective value to the School from the current EU-funded projects is around 10M Euros. This complemented by involvement in a variety of further research projects funded by national research councils and with direct support from industry.
The Centre has extensive external links, and has recent collaborative work has included projects with the UK Home Office, Kaspersky Lab, and the National Cyber Security Centre, as well as contributions to professional body activities (e.g. revision of the Skills Framework defined by the Institute for Information Security Professionals).
Additional Academic Contacts:
Professor Steven Furnell
Department: School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Email: [email protected]
Contact Number: +44(0)1752 586234