Cyber Threats Research Centre

The Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) explores a range of online threats, from terrorism, extremism and cybercrime, to child sexual exploitation online and grooming.

Its core aims are to:

  • Better understand online threats
  • Produce new original empirical research
  • Inform policy and practice

CYTREC is an interdisciplinary centre. Its experts have backgrounds in law, criminology, political science, linguistics and psychology. It is also collaborative, and engages with non-academic stakeholders at all stages of the research process. CYTREC works with partners to ask the research questions that matter, to share findings and to produce policy recommendations. CYTREC’s partners include RUSI, Tech Against Terrorism and the NSPCC. Its work has been presented around the world, including to the UK Home Office, US State Department, Europol and NATO Advanced Training Courses.