Cyber Security

Cyber security is the protection of systems, networks and data in a connected world. It involves understanding of risk, the design of technological solutions to mitigate risks, the development of novel theories to ensure that solutions are robust and reliable, and working with users to ensure solutions are fit for purpose.

The Cyber Security Group at the University of York is a world-leading research group. It combines research strengths in cryptography, quantum information processing, digital forensics and network security, with an outstanding education programme focusing on pragmatic aspects of cyber security. Members of the group have broad interests in these areas, and in areas at the intersection of cyber security and software/systems engineering.

Research areas

  • Quantum information programming
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Network security
  • Wireless security
  • Security for the internet-of-things
  • Model checking, eg of protocols
  • Cryptography
  • Electronic voting
  • Biometric authentication
  • Digital forensics
  • Cyber investigations
  • The relationship between safety and security
  • Security of autonomous systems
  • Formal methods for security
  • Usability and security
  • Modelling for security, including domain-specific languages for security analysis
  • Software engineering for security

Academic members of the group