By David Meyer
|The Research Institute in the Science of Cyber Security will be based at UCL. Courtesy of UCL
The UK is to get an academic institute for researching the "science of cybersecurity," the government and spy chiefs have announced.
The Research Institute in the Science of Cyber Security will open at the start of October and operate for the next three and a half years. It will be hosted at University College London (UCL), funded through a £3.8m government grant and led by UCL professor Angela Sasse.
The institute is backed by the government, GCHQ, various research councils and seven universities, and is intended to get "social scientists, mathematicians and computer scientists from across the UK" working together.