From this autumn, Oxford University and Royal Holloway will receive £7.5 million in government funding to train cyber security experts.

Oxford’s research centre will specialise in the security of ‘big data’, as a means of protecting the large volumes of information stored in areas like industry, health, transport and law enforcement.

Royal Holloway will also contribute to the UK’s national cyber security programme. Researchers at the university will collaborate with about 30 organisations in the security field.

Keith Martin, director of Royal Holloway’s Information Security Group, said that this ‘represents a significantly different approach to research training, and we are looking forward to taking on the great responsibility of delivering graduates who will directly benefit the country’.

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