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Universities to lead research on cybersecurity

Coventry and Cardiff Universities have joined forces to try to help make recommendations to policy advisors on future cybersecurity decision-making processes.

Researchers say they hope the £500,000 project can explore how policy-makers are currently selecting and prioritising evidence in the field.

Dr Siraj Shaikh
Coventry University

The UK needs to be world-leading in its policy approach to cybersecurity, and to be able to react quickly to protect the nation from larger scale attacks like the recent ransomware incident. Through this project we’ll be providing government and its agencies with insight which will help them make critical decisions."

Dr Siraj ShaikhCoventry University’s Centre for Mobility and Transport

Warnings over a new type of cyber-crime - 'clairvoyant scams'

University Professor Keith Brown says scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

Bournemouth University Professor Keith Brown says scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated. More than 15,500 online scams were reported by Dorset residents between 2014 and 2016.