Oxford University launched a new Cyber Security Centre on Monday; the new centre aims to boost academic research into infosecurity.
The centre will research threats such as cyber terrorism and cyber crime, also running studies on the trustworthiness of electronically stored data.
The research activity to date is said to be worth more than £5m, a figure that Oxford University hopes to grow by driving developments in both the theory and practice of cyber security.
The centre is already working on projects together with industry, government and and the military on a wide range of subjects, from home network security to stenography and terrorism.
Add to this the other several other centres in the UK including University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory and Cranfield University’s Defence Academy and we can see that the UK is well placed to assist in the fight against Cybercrime.
Computer Forensics and mobile phone forensics is a fast paced environment and more minds adding to the ideas pot is always a good thing.
University dons ultimately hope to encourage the government and the private sector to get involved with the research effort.
Good luck to all those involved at Oxford and of course all those involved in the fight against Cyber Crime.