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Call for Start-ups to join the NCSC Cyber Accelerator Programme

ACE-CSR PIs and RI Directors The NCSC Cyber Accelerator is a collaboration between the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, part of GCHQ) , and Wayra UK (Telefónica's Open Innovation Hub). We...

Call for Proposals: National Cyber Security Centre and the Research Institute in Trustworthy Inter-connectedCyber-physical Systems (RITICS)

Closing date: Friday 11 September 2020, 16:00 Summary The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), working in collaboration with the Research Institute forthe Trustworthy Inter-connected Cyber-physical Systems (RITICS), is inviting proposals from academicresearchers for...

Automotive Cyber Resilience: Operationalising, Standards and Research

Presenting the work of AESIN and the UK Automotive Council and Zenzic, supported by Queens University Belfast, University of South Wales, University of Edinburgh and the Turing Institute and with further support from BSI, this series of workshops is designed to:...

Research Themes


Understanding how people behave, both individually and in groups, is a central research theme for the Socio-Technical Research Group, RISCS’ partner in the NCSC. But this is mostly focused on those people whose intentions are non-malicious and who simply want to do a good job. 

Digital Responsibility

As we digitise and connect more of our products and services, we need to ensure that cyber security remains inclusive and that everyone is more secure. This theme will include existing research areas such as digital inclusion, digital disadvantage, digital accessibility, and trust, through a cyber security lens. 

Leadership and Culture

Cyber security is central to the health and resilience of any organisation and this places it firmly within the responsibility of the Board. But it also means that enabling and facilitating good cyber security practices spans the whole of an organisation and is not simply the remit of the IT or technical teams.

Anticipation and Prospection

How we, as individuals, organisations, and societies across different time periods, have approached thinking about the future has varied greatly. Today, when we think about predicting the future, we can easily dismiss it as the realm of crystal balls.

Secure Development Practices

Secure by Design is extremely high on HMG’s list of priorities, whether that is to facilitate secure by default IoT commodity products for the consumer or reducing online harm by ensuring that companies have the right processes and systems in place to fulfil their obligations.