The Cyber SecurityInnovation Research Centre

The CSI Centre at Aston unites industry, government, and top cyber security research institutions to produce research outcomes that align with industry needs.

The Cyber Security Innovation Research Centre

The Cyber Security Innovation (CSI) Centre at Aston brings together stakeholders from industry, government and leading cyber security research institutions with the aim to deliver industry-aligned research outcomes. The CSI members include globally-recognised academics undertaking research projects that have impact and address real-world cyber security challenges.

The Centre is addressing profoundly multifaceted challenge that is cyber security by linking academics in information security, corporate governance, risk management, linguistics, criminology, intelligence, law and psychology together with cyber security experts from industry and government.

The CSI Director, Professor Vladlena Benson, is joined by Dr. Anitha Chinnaswamy, Deputy Director (Operations, Academic and EDI) and Dr. Donato Masi, Deputy Director (Industry Relations), and the academic team leading in research issues and developing strategic directions of research in coordination with the industry and government stakeholders.

The scope of the international Cyber Security & Innovation Centre is to strategically manage operations and build effective relationships across academia, industry and policy makers.

Our research activities ensure the protection of the global economies critical infrastructure, assure Secure by Design principles adoption and security of connected supply chains of ICT systems.

The Cyber Security Innovation centre forms a network of academic, business and government leaders:

    Providing expertise and leadership in cyber security regarding technology, governance, policies and human factors;
    Offering a platform for exchange between academics and practitioners from business and government;
    Conducting cross-cutting research across several disciplines in the field of privacy, victimisation, organisational resilience, cyber physical systems security, cyber security risk management, trusted artificial intelligence and human-centric security;
    Training the next generation of cyber security specialists as well as raising awareness among our leaders and developing the skills of the existing workforce.

The Cyber Security & Innovation Centre aims to have more forward-thinking stakeholders from industry, government and academic institutions (both in the UK and internationally) join the CSI.