Our work themes
research themes 1
Critical Infrastructures have been rapidly digitised, with physical parameters often controlled by Industrial Control Systems. Alongside the historic physical threats, such as explosives, the emerging cyber-physical world brings new threats in the form of cyber attacks for sabotage.
Biosecurity generally refers to the securing of human life, agriculture and the environment from biological threats. Researchers at Imperial College have focused on several aspects, including the potential dual-use of synthetic biology, detecting and responding to disease outbreaks, and securing the food supply chain from threats.
Nuclear security is about more than physical protection through barriers and personnel, and needs to be embedded in the commissioning process to consider design, operation, materials, management and culture across the entire lifetime of the reactor.
Research themes 2
Healthcare and Medical Devices
There are burgeoning applications for ICT in healthcare, such as the implementation of digital records, Big Data, telemedicine and Internet of Things technology including implantable devices. Emerging risks to sensitive data and patient health is a serious concern for governments, healthcare providers, patients and device/pharma companies.