The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security (CDT) at Royal Holloway was established in 2013, with funding from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The CDT's main objective is to develop a cohort of highly-trained researchers with a broad understanding of cyber security, and an appreciation of the increasingly important interplay between theoretical, technical and human factors in this field.
The establishment of Centres for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security is one of a number of recent initiatives supported by the UK Government as part of the UK Cyber Security Strategy, which states that one of the fundamental goals for the UK is “to have the cross-cutting knowledge, skills and capability it needs to underpin all our cyber security objectives". A specific aim of the CDT programme is to increase the number of doctoral-level cyber security professionals with a breadth of skills relevant to the national need. Another Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security was also established at the Oxford University Cyber Security Centre.
The CDT is hosted by the Information Security Group, and provides multidisciplinary training to successive annual cohorts of around 10 students each; the first cohort started in October 2013. Visit the links on the left menu to learn more about the CDT Management and current students.
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