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Research in Information Security

We conduct world-class research into all areas of information and cyber security, and boast a world-leading group of academics and experts from industry.

Royal Holloway has been recognised as a UK Government Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR). Our department is at the forefront in the development of highly secure communications and computer systems and offers independent expertise in a field where trust and integrity are paramount.

Our research profile takes advantage of the group's interdisciplinary nature to tackle major challenges in many different areas of information security. Our current research interests include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Cryptography and its applications
  • Security of systems and technologies
  • The application of socio-technical and organisational theory to cyber security
  • The application of economics and game theory to cyber security
  • Smart cards, tokens and IoT Security
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Authentication, identity management and authorisation

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