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The Cyber Nexus project brings together researchers from 14 Scottish universities.

The Cyber Nexus project aims to make Scotland a world leader in cybersecurity and cyber resilience.

Credit: The National (Scotland)

The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), which consists of Scottish computer scientists and other researchers, has launched Cyber Nexus, a project that aims to make Scotland a world leader in cybersecurity and cyber resilience.

The Cyber Nexus project is being led by University of St. Andrews professor Kevin Hammond, who also is director of SICSA. Hammond says Cyber Nexus unites key researchers from 14 Scottish universities to address cybersecurity issues and share their expertise.

Over the next 18 months, the Cyber Nexus researchers will work with academia, industry, and the public sector to review and monitor cybersecurity and cyber resilience capabilities in Scotland. The researchers will raise awareness of Scotland's capabilities through public education, outreach, and skills development.

Hammond notes Cyber Nexus will focus on a collaborative approach to working with industry and government to build skills, expertise, and cooperation, and by transferring knowledge, technology, and capabilities.

From The National (Scotland)
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