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Tackling Security Challenges to Secure Our Digital Future

Creating opportunities for industry, university, government, law enforcement and the third sector to engage constructively with the broader industry research community, The University of Manchester's SPRITE+ collaborative community of researchers and stakeholders are working to tackle the most important and complex themes relating to security, privacy, identity and trust in the future digital economy.

Tom Weeks, Technical Director

I recently spent an enjoyable evening learning more about the Security, Privacy, Identity, and Trust Engagement Network Plus (SPRITE+) being led by The University of Manchester.

SPRITE+ has been developed to create opportunities for industry, university, government, law enforcement and third sector partners to engage constructively with the broader research community.  Its aim is to build a collaborative community of researchers and stakeholders, together tackling the most important and complex themes relating to security, privacy, identity and trust in the future Digital Economy. 

Historically, security research has been dominated by engineering disciplines.  SPRITE+ broadens this perspective by drawing on research in humanities, behavioural science, social science and other areas of security science.  Ultimately, the intent as this will lead to a more rounded understanding of how security, privacy, identity and trust should work in the future.

Why was Informed Solutions interested in SPRITE+?  As people who deliver digital transformation for a profession, our practical experience can help to inform research and, as a result, shape and influence future policy and technical innovations.  Participating in a network like SPRITE+ also fits with our philosophy of learning from others and sharing their knowledge for the benefit of our clients and wider society.

We look forward to staying engaged with SPRITE+ and being a part of a like-minded community that is focused on tackling these challenges.

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