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Cybersecurity collaborative studies awarded R&D investments 

Led by UK Research and Innovation (UKR&I), the Digital Security by Design (DSbD) challenge welcomed two new funding awards which will help with their objective of preventing hackers from remotely gaining command over online data and digital systems.

For example, these systems include autonomous cars and smart home security systems.

The Hut Group’s consortium’s funding 

A British e-commerce company named The Hut Group (THG), who is leading a group of researchers such as the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford, has been awarded £5.8 million.

This consortium will form a significant demonstration element to work with the multi-million-pound government-funded program, Morello, by Arm Ltd. Morello was previously awarded the UKR&I.

THG will advance £2.8 million of the funding into recruitment, plus specialist supplies for the study. The remaining £3 million, will be distributed to the universities.

Tests will be done on the benefits of DSbD technology to ensure the increased productivity and advancement of future world-leading services and products, plus the improvement of e-commerce security.

DiScriBe’s funding

A research collaboration at the University of Bath, named DiScriBe, has been awarded £3.5 million to concentrate on the social science side of digital security.

The aim is to “join the gap between security engineering challenges and the businesses and people who will implement them.”

To achieve this, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has contributed £1.2 million, and the DSbD challenge has funded the remaining £2.3 million.

Professor John Goodacre, the Director of DSbD, states that “The significance of these two important awards is the momentum they will provide to the whole programme of work planned.

“The Soteria project led by THG takes a leader’s position in this undertaking and will provide a crucial demonstration of the security benefits DSbD Technology can bring to the increasingly critical e-commerce industry.”

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