The programme will work with academic researchers, businesses and government users to enable effective networking, build capacity and develop world-class research projects which address important challenges in cybersecurity.
Appropriately used, new technology has major potential to help to prevent or mitigate the effects of natural disasters (for instance floods and pandemics) or other emergencies.
The spread of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) weapons and technologies has become a particular concern for global security after the end of the Cold War and the break-up of the Soviet Union.
Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, but its global scope and aspiration for massive disruption is relatively recent.
Transportation networks, energy, food and water supplies, buildings, telecommunication and services form parts of essential infrastructure that is necessary for the smooth functioning of society.
The Research Councils fund research into all issues related to crime, extending from motivations and factors driving criminal behaviour to approaches to tackle such drivers, as well as approaches and technologies to detecting and fighting criminal activities.