The Birmingham Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy produces impactful world-leading research in cyber security and privacy. The Centre prides itself in its collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, working alongside academia, industry and government to tackle cyber security challenges in our society.

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Building on an established strength in the analysis of security systems, our research is concerned with all aspects of security and privacy for business, government and society.

The Centre also offers multidisciplinary expertise is various areas such as, law and ethics, behavioural science and psychology. Through this holistic approach, we have built an international reputation for our expertise in areas such as:

  •  Applied cryptography
  • Automotive security
  • Cloud security
  • Electronic voting
  • Formal verification
  • Hardware security
  • IoT security
  • Secure infrastructure
  • Security of machine learning
  • Wireless security

The Birmingham Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy is recognised by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).

This status builds upon the already exceptional quality of research taking place here at the University of Birmingham. Our academics are dedicated to research that strengthens our security infrastructures, developing secure systems and protocols that safeguard our systems and protect our privacy.

We are working alongside government agencies and industrial partners to respond to the rapidly emerging threats to the security of our computer systems and personal privacy.