The University of Southampton

Cyber Security Academy

The University of Southampton is proudly engaged in a partnership with key cyber security partners to deliver research, innovation, education, training and outreach.

Cyber Security Academy

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 recently re-accredited NCSC’s ‘Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research’, the Academy’s members include DSTL, Northrop-Grumman, and Roke Manor Research.

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.