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The Centre for Cyber Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN) is an established inter-disciplinary research group at the University of Plymouth, comprising staff primarily from the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics but drawing upon staff from across the Institution.

Since 1984 the centre has operated under a number of names as the scope of our research and industry have evolved, but with cyber security and networks remaining at its core. With a proven research pedigree, including both collaborative work with industry, national, European and International research initiatives, the Centre has made and continues to make a significant contribution to society.

Our research

Our projects

The centre welcomes and actively collaborates across local, national and international projects with a wide variety of commercial, charitable and academic partners. Please contact us for more information or an informal discussion on how we can contribute.

Overview of our funded project activities

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Staff within the centre publish their ground-breaking research in top-level journals and conferences. They have also authored books, contributed to book chapters and regularly organise conferences and workshops to engage and collaborate with the wider community.

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Cyber security research seminar series

The Centre for Cyber Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN) hosts Cyber Security Seminar Series with prestigious and passionate invited speakers from both research communities and industry. The invited speakers present a wide range of works in cyber security, bringing the wider community together to discuss up-to-date lines of research and latest industry concerns.

The seminars are held online, open to the general public and free to attend.

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Address: Centre for Cyber Security, Communications and Network Research, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA.