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Projects Introduction

University College London has been chosen by GCHQ, the Research Councils’ Global Uncertainties Programme, and the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills to host the UK’s first academic research institute to put cybersecurity on a scientific basis ( link to press release ). The institute, funded by a £3.8 million grant, is a virtual collaboration between UCL; Royal Holloway, University of London; Imperial College, working with Queen Mary College and Royal Holloway, University of London; and Newcastle University, working with Northumbria University. Angela Sasse, UCL’s head of information security research, is the institute’s director of research.

Current Projects

The institute hosts a number cross-university projects, encouraging collaboration between researchers at different institutions:

Cyber Security Cartographies
Exploring how security managers develop and use visibility of organisational, physical and technical controls for the management of cyber security risks.

Choice Architecture
Designing choice architectures to nudge decision makers into making demonstrably better information security decisions.
Productive Security
Assisting decision makers to make better choices about their organisation's security and its productivity.
Games and Abstraction
Developing new approaches to decision support based on game theory.














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