Cardiff University launches Europe’s first cyber security research centre

Cardiff University has been granted £2 million funding from UK research councils, industries and governments, so that it is able to launch important new cyber security programmes within the next three years. Together, Airbus and Cardiff University have received over £1 million of funding, so that they can buy cyber security platforms, which incorporate risk studies to systems.

World-leading studies will be provided, with a helping hand from Airbus experts, as the students will learn about machinery, data analytics and artificial intelligence for cyber attack detection; with the aim is to protect corporate IT networks, critical national infrastructure and intellectual properties.

A National Software Academy has also recently been established in Newport, as they similarly aim to train the next generation to be software experts, although the Welsh Government is determined to make south east Wales the leading centre for the industry.

“Cyber security analytics is about improving our resilience to cyberattacks through data modelling to detect and block malicious behaviour before it causes its full impact,” said University Centre Director, Dr Pete Burnap.

“But [it’s] also about understanding what motivates the behaviour, what its likely impact will be, and how to communicate security alerts among decision and policy-makers.”

Edited from sources by Leah Alger


Wales Online