The PETRAS Cyber Security Research Hub

We are pleased to announce that the PETRAS (Privacy, Ethics, Trust, Reliability, Accessibility and Security) Cyber Security Research Hub has recently launched its website at 

The PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub is a consortium of nine leading UK universities which will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security. PETRAS represents a £9.7M investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of the IoTUK, an integrated, three-year, Government programme that seeks to advance the UK’s global leadership in IoT and increase the adoption of high quality IoT technologies and services throughout businesses and the public sector. 

The PETRAS consortium is led by University College London with Imperial College London, University of Oxford, University of Warwick, Lancaster University, University of Southampton, University of Surrey, University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University. The Hub will draw in substantial support and leverage from over 60 partners from industry and the public sector. Boosted by partner contributions, the total value is approximately £24 million. The Hub will research the challenges associated with privacy, security and trust in the IoT, including the various interactions, policy and governance, beliefs and behaviours between people and IoT systems. Importantly it will interact strongly with the other parts of the IoTUK Programme.  There is strong social science involvement in each research activity.