NEXOR HELPS LAUNCH £6.5M CYBERINVEST SCHEME TO BOOST WORLD-CLASS UK CYBER SECURITY RESEARCH

November 2015

We have been selected to be one of the industry launch partners for a new £6.5m industry and Government scheme to support cutting-edge cyber security research and protect the UK in cyber space.

 

Our Chairman, Steve Kingan, commented:

“We are absolutely delighted to be part of the CyberInvest scheme and welcome the UK National Technical Authority’s initiative in formalising an approach which is very similar to our own research programme, now in its third decade.

“Our serial collaboration with universities and government agencies, as well as our industrial partners, is fundamental to our innovative approach to delivering trustworthy secure information exchange solutions.”

GCHQ and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have launched the CyberInvest scheme that enables industry to draw upon the expertise of GCHQ, EPSRC and leading academics, and invest in the strategically important research areas critical to protecting the UK.

 

Cyberinvest launch

 

Launched at IA15, the Government’s high-profile information assurance event, CyberInvest will build a community of industry, government and academia who are committed to sustained investment in cyber security research.

At the opening of IA15, the Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, said:

CyberInvest is an exciting initiative which brings industry, Government and academia together, and builds on the UK’s reputation as a global leader for cyber security research.

Over the last 4 years we have invested over £20 million in UK cyber security research, and the new CyberInvest scheme will play an important role in our ongoing work to help protect UK citizens and businesses online.

Our Innovation Director, Colin Robbins, recently unveiled our latest research collaboration, a new Cyber Immunology project between Nexor, the School of Computer Science and the Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology at the University of Nottingham.

This project aims to produce the next generation of cyber defence tools, based on gaining an enhanced understanding of the human immune system, to protect new types of computing systems like the Internet of Things.

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