Oxford’s academics and students are working to develop new tools, techniques and understanding in a wide range of areas, from technological developments to enable better cybersecurity, to national policies, regulation and protecting against cybercrime, to encouraging responsible cyber culture and building skills in the workforce and leadership. See our featured papers and projects pages for more information on the latest research across the network.

Current Oxford students and staff, please see the University of Oxford IT Services Security Pages (especially the Training and Awareness page).  Administrators and support staff should consult the Information Security Toolkit.


If you are looking for resources to help you keep your family or business safe, you might want to consult following websites:

Get safe online
Free expert advice advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. It contains guidance on many other related subjects too – including performing backups and how to avoid theft or loss of your computer, smartphone or tablet, and even advice for safe online shopping, gaming and dating.

Sophos Threatsaurus
An A-Z of computer data security threats, written in plain English, to help you understand what you’re up against.

Introduction to Cyber Security
An 8-week online course run by The Open University (free of charge).

Cyber Street
Part of a cross-government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme, and delivered in partnership with the private and voluntary sectors. The campaign is led by the Home Office, working closely with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Cabinet Office. This website has links to resources produced by partners, and is a gateway to many other useful tools and organisations.

To find local businesses and others engaged in Cyber Security work, see the Oxford Cyber Security Cluster website.