January 17, 2009

Information Infrastructure Protection: Managing complexity, risk and resilience.



The Technology Strategy Board, The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have allocated an indicative amount of £6m to invest in highly innovative collaborative research and development projects in the area of Information Infrastructure Protection. Additional funding may be provided by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for proposals which include relevant work of high quality.

The tools, techniques and services developed will contribute to tackling the ever increasing threat to information systems. This investment targets the increasing complexity and dependency challenges that UK government and businesses face, whilst providing significant market opportunities to a strong UK capability base. The focus will be on the development of technologies and their associated supply chains that will offer significant quantitative improvements in:

•    the understanding, monitoring and subsequent improved management of complex interdependent information infrastructures, within and between organisations, leading to enhanced security in all sectors of the UK economy (SME to Large enterprise)

•    the development of improved business resilience and risk assessment services within the UK to predict and manage risks in next generation information systems, and
•    the acceleration of their deployment to market.

For more information go here


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