Cyber Security

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The only Scottish Cyber Security Research Centre of Excellent recognised by the UK Government is hosted by the University of Edinburgh and involves key researchers at the Bayes Centre.

The UK Government's National Cyber Security Strategy set out action to deter and defend the UK against ever-evolving cyberthreats and to develop a leading cyber security industry. It was announced in this strategy that the Academic Centres of Excellence will specialise in developing the latest cybersecurity techniques and contribute to the UK's increased knowledge and capability in this field. The Edinburgh Centre, along with 13 others across the UK, is now recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as meeting the rigorous standards required for such Centres, including a critical mass of academic staff engaged in a significant volume of leading-edge, high-impact cyber security research and sustained funding from a variety of sources.