Research Centre for Critical Infrastructure Computer Technology and Protection (PROTECT)

Established in 2011, PROTECT conducts research into critical infrastructure computer technology and protection.

To find out more about PROTECT and its five research groups, explore the sections below. You’ll find more information about the work PROTECT undertakes, PROTECT’s research staff, the Centre’s publications output, in addition to its research and postgraduate opportunities.


PROTECT has a number of specialisms, including:

Security to safeguard systems against cyber attacks

Networking to support the systems’ distributed operations

Game techniques to advance their user interaction and visualisation

Software engineering and artificial intelligence to build autonomic capability into the systems for intelligent operations

Find out more about PROTECT's expertise