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Cyber Security

Cyber Security Group

Securing the future

Vehicle control systems, building management systems, smart city infrastructure, industrial control, and medical devices all exist within the cyber domain. As our manufactured environment becomes increasingly dependent on digital systems, we conduct research into both the nature of the cyber environment and the protection of the human experience within it.

The Secure Cyber Systems Research Group (SCSRG), comprising over 25 researchers and practitioners, addresses contemporary challenges in security, privacy, trust, and resilience engineering for modern cyber systems. The group develops cutting-edge solutions to enhance the trustworthiness and resilience of these systems and cyberinfrastructures.

SCSGR demonstrates significant contributions in:

  • Privacy-preserving and resilient operations
  • Cyber effects modelling
  • Trust-by-design integration in value chains
  • Information accuracy and credibility in communicating trustworthiness.
  • Markets and service ecosystem design of data exchanges and marketplaces
  • Economic and business model design for transforming businesses

Centre of Excellence

WMG at the University of Warwick is recognised as an NCSC-EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. Professor Carsten Maple is the Principal Investigator for the ACE-CSR, which is based on the University’s Cyber Security Global Research Priority. The University has a long history of undertaking research in, what now falls under, cyber security. About our research

We offer world-class education programmes in cyber security and related disciplines aimed at current and future industry leaders, delivered on a full-time and part-time basis depending on the degree.

We deliver world-leading multi-disciplinary research, focusing on transformative and innovative solutions for governments, industry and society. We deliver this through research capabilities focusing on both the technical and the behavioural (culture, cognition, and communication) aspects of cyber security. Our research is underpinned by a variety of collaborative and individual projects which are funded by a variety of funding bodies and companies.The key themes of our research lie in four pillars of activity:

  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Future Cities
  • Defence and Cyber Crime
  • Systems and Society (including Digital Health)

Focus areas

Intelligent Transport System

Evaluating how people use technology is one of the cornerstones of our work within Human Factors. This can be completed in a simulated environment (i.e. using our 3xD Simulator) or real-world studies. By understanding how people interact with and react to technology, we can make informed decisions about design.

Future Cities

We regularly engage with the public, both to capture requirements through focus groups, but also to disseminate our research to a wider audience, including non-expert end users.

Systems and Society (including Digital Health)

Understanding the current state of the driver by assessing physiology, biometrics, emotions, and eye glance behaviours. By understanding this, we aim to infer real-time aspects such as trust or engagement in technology. Another application is providing adaptive information to the driver via interface designs, or assessing the competence of the driver to 'takeover' from automation.

Defence and Cyber Crime

Some of our previous research has focused on how people use and interact with Electric Vehicles (EVs), focusing on how driver behaviour can influence the range of an EV and subsequent range anxiety, to parking behaviours to support Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging and the design of EV charging points.

Recent publications

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