Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry University opens hacking research lab

A new laboratory dedicated to researching cyber crime has opened at Coventry University.

The Ethical Hacking Lab will allow students to simulate malicious hacking techniques.

Brian Moore, senior lecturer in network security, said: "As technology evolves so do the opportunities for cybercrime."

The university has had a department researching digital security and computer forensics since 2006.

Nettitude, an IT security firm based in Leamington Spa, has donated £17,000 worth of equipment to the lab, including a server, firewall and an intrusion detection system.

The firm will also offer placements to students and provide guest lecturers.

The university has spent another £20,000 on another server and 25 new computers for students to use.

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