Centre for Computer Security, Audit, Forensics and Education ISEC

The C-SAFE (Cyber Security Audit Forensics and Education) centre is an established teaching and research group with expertise in network security, IoT security, cyber-physical security, social engineering, digital forensics, malware analysis, auditing, IT law, security standards, steganography and penetration testing.


C-SAFE's members have participated in a number of research projects on several areas within cyber security, communications and self-aware systems, funded by the UK Research Councils, EU FP7 and the industry. Our latest research projects include CHIST-ERA/EPSRC Cocoon, which bridges research in emotion psychology with IoT security in a smart home, and H2020 TRILLION, which strengthens community policing with trusted and secure communications between communities and law enforcement agencies.

Industrial Collaborations

The C-SAFE team has strong links with a number of companies within the security industry, with current technical collaborations on R&D, forensic investigations, IT security audits and penetration testing. The team successfully completed an IT audit for Kent Connects, which icluded 14 local authorities, the Fire Services, the Police and the NHS throughout the county of Kent.


Cyber security courses taught in the University of Greenwich cover computer crime, computer forensics, network security, network implementation, penetration testing, mobile and network technologies, OS and Application Server security, risk management, security policies, cryptography, steganography and audit. Most courses include extensive hands-on laboratory work. The team has also just developed a new blended learning (distance + block attendance workshops) MSc in Operational Cyber Security.


The C-SAFE team places significant emphasis on short courses related to the latest advances in Cyber Security, Computer Forensics and the Law (intermediate), Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment (advanced), as well as industry recognised certifications in computer forensics. They have also run bespoke courses for bodies of the UK Government.


G. Loukas (in collaboration with the Business School's Nicola Perra, who is the PI) has been awarded a PhD scholarship in Understanding contagion spreading processes of cyber security threats through social networks, starting in September 2017

CSAFE (G. Loukas, D. Gan, C. Ierotheou)  has been awarded a fully funded PhD scholarship in Human as a Security Sensor in the Internet of Everything, starting in September 2017. Please contact us if you are interested.

CSAFE's Dr. George Loukas (PI) and Dr. Avgoustinos Filippoupolitis (co-I) have been awarded the CHIST-ERA Cocoon project (UoG €277,000, 2016-18).

ISEC is part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Greenwich.