The Cyber Security Oxford network supports the researchers and experts working on Cyber Security at the University of Oxford.  With experts working in over 20 units across the University, the network is able to address the difficult questions that cross the borders of traditional academic disciplines: what does ‘good’ cybersecurity look like, and how does that change in different contexts?  How can technology interact gracefully with messy human realities? 

Research fits broadly into five mutually-supporting themes: Secure systems and technology (research into how to build ‘good tech’ including cloud security, cryptography, trusted platforms, wireless security, mobile security and secure coding paradigms); Verification and assurance (two disciplines that help establish how much confidence you can have in a system); Operational risk and analytics (understanding the risk and harm resulting from cyberattack, and how it propagates across and between organisations); Identity, behaviour and ethics (bringing diverse perspectives and interpretations to questions like: Who are you online, how do you communicate, and what can (or should) you do?); National and international security and governance (looking at politics, international relations, defence, policy and governance issues). Weaving through these is the cross-cutting theme: Human aspects of cyber security.  This includes aspects like usability, trust, collaborative security practices, social embeddedness, nationhood, cultural diversity and the relationship between microsocial interactions and global structures.


Faculty and graduate students associated with Cyber Security Oxford include:

Lucas Kello

Rob Johnson

Graham Fairclough

Florian Egloff

Jamie Collier

Max Smeets

Jantje Silomon

James Shires


To view Cyber Security Oxford's events calendar, please follow this link.

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