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Bristol Security Centre

The Bristol Security Centre is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. The Centre is one of eight such centres set up in collaboration between EPSRC and GCHQ. The centres have been introduced to increase the number of top quality graduates in the field of cyber security, ultimately aiming to build a skills base able to make the UK one of the most secure places in the world to do business online. Work carried out in at the University of Bristol will support GCHQ’s cyber defence mission, boost research to keep up pace with technological change and drive up the level of innovation.



The Centre at Bristol is truly interdisciplinary; bringing together expertise from the Faculties of Engineering, Science, and Social Science and Law. The two main research groups contributing to the Centre of Excellence are our Cryptography group and the Quantum Photonics groups:

Additional expertise is brought in from the following research groups and centres: