Being one of the first investments made by the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre and EPSRC under Her Majesty's Government's CyberInvest scheme, the Cyber Security Academy (CSA) at The University of Southampton is proudly engaged in partnerships with government agencies, academia, and industrial leaders to deliver research, innovation, education, training and outreach.
The Cyber Security Academy (CSA) is a rare UK example of academia reaching out to industry systematically, the first and possibly so far the only instance of HMG’s CyberInvest scheme.
The CSA has been formed to address the cyber security threats we experience daily, starting from the frequent attacks to individual privacy, to the rampant rise of ransomware, to the most sophisticated nation-sponsored cyber campaigns. As an industry- funded initiative, the CSA has a substantial and varied consortium-based research agenda. As part of the NCSC’s Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research, the current Academy’s members include U.K. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Northrop-Grumman, Roke Manor Research and the South East Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SEROCU).
Offering PhD, MSc and MEng level degrees and a growing ‘Professional Development’ programme, the CSA involves researchers from Computer Science, Engineering, Law, Management, Mathematics, Nano- Electronics, Psychology, Sociology and Web Science. The breadth of this research expertise demonstrates the importance which the Academy places on the human, organisational and technical aspects of the cyber security threat, as well as the interrelationships between them.
A comprehensive, industry driven research programme has been devised and the Academy is building research teams which will be directed by industry - and university - based supervisors across a wide range of research themes. We believe that a broad-based, positive engagement with companies and organisations in this exciting and dynamic research environment is the most effective way to deliver a multidisciplinary cyber security message.