Imperial College London founds new cyber security centre

A new centre for cyber security research and training has been co-founded by Imperial College London. 

Imperial College London (ICL) has founded a new cyber security centre designed to pool knowledge from around the world to battle the trials associated with online safety.

The International Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence has five other founding institutions from across the globe: Northeastern University and University of Maryland (UMBC) in the US; Keio University and Kyushu University in Japan; and Royal Holloway University of London in the UK.

Already brought up for discussion at the centre is the growing issue of better security at large events like the Olympic Games, as well as how to train the next generation of cyber security professionals in preparation for the problems they will face.

Spokesperson for the centre Professor Chris Hankin of ICL said: "This centre will bring world-leading experts together to tackle the growing challenges facing cyber security and will help governments stay ahead of emerging threats."

A number of large corporations have already provided funding for the new centre, including Adobe and Fujitsu.

ICL is recognised as a leading university in cyber security research by the National Cyber Security Centre and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 

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