The University of Southampton

The University of Southampton has a leading role in cyber security research and education and this research group brings together expertise and excellence in this field.


Cloud computing

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FaaS: H2020 project SUNFISH aims at delivering innovation in cloud federation specifically inspired by the needs of the public administration. Paramount among these is the democratic and assured governance and management of a federation. We identify FaaS: Federation-as-a-Service as the novel, key concept to deliver secure cloud federation for public bodies, and experiment empirically with it through an innovative use of blockchain technologies and smart contracts. 

Distributed ledger technology

Distributed ledger technology (DLT)

We are running a multifaceted, coordinate, long-term research strategy aiming to develop the concept of blockchain-as-a-service. This includes work on the applicability to DLT and smart contracts to several fundamental issues in distributed computing, as e.g. access control and identity management, the development of software development models and tools for smart contracts, the pervasive issue of provenance certification, as well as the interplay between DLT and privacy regulations. 


Colleagues within CyberSecurity Southampton lead research projects of over £18million.

A number of funded projects are active and involve colleagues from across the Centre, including:

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