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  1. Institute for Cyber Security
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

Institute for Cyber Security

The institute for cyber security (ICS) was established in March 2019 to bring together the world class cyber security education, research and innovation that was carried out across the City, University of London.

We look forward to interacting and working with you in tackling the global challenges in privacy, trust and security.


The institute for cyber security will identify and address global challenges in cyber security.  We will train the next generation of cyber professionals through world class education, research and life-long learning. We will engage with the public, government and industry to identify the immediate and long term cyber security challenges and translate them into deployable solutions.

The main aim of this institute is to understand the cyber threats from an interdisciplinary perspective so that we could address some of the cyber security skills, business and policy challenges.  Our proximity to the major financial institutions and government offices has placed us amongst the top providers of cyber security education and research in London. In addition the institute provides security consulting expertise to businesses and governments in UK, Europe and internationally.


  • Work closely with the industry and government to train the next generation of cyber security professionals
  • To understand the main industry cyber security problems and provide innovative cutting edge solutions
  • To provide policy guidance in cyber security and privacy
  • Work collaboratively with industry and government partners to translate innovative research into successful start-up

Focus Areas

  • Privacy
  • Cryptography
  • Socio-technical systems
  • Secure software engineering
  • Cyber physical systems security
  • Biometrics
  • Fintec Security
  • Cybercrime
  • Cyber warfare
  • Cyber law


Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan

Director Institute for Cyber Security


Phone: +44 (0) 207 040 4073