Dundee and the wider region has staked its place in the digital revolution

The digital industry contributes £97 million to Dundee’s economy, with over 3,500 people working in the sector. It’s no wonder, then, that such incredible digital innovation radiates from the city and the surrounding area.

From life-saving health apps to world-famous computer games, there’s real talent at work and the future of digital innovation is in safe hands.

The region is also a key player in the cybersecurity industry. The University of Abertay was the first university in the world to offer degrees in video games and in ethical hacking and computer games technology.

Its team have extensive expertise in cybersecurity, ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics, human-computer interaction, usable security, Internet of Things, secure software development, Artificial Intelligence and parallel programming.

Staff and students have close ties to industry in its areas of expertise, providing cybersecurity and usability consultancy to businesses all over the world.

A new uncrackable security system created by researchers at the University of St Andrews, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Center for Unconventional Processes of Sciences (CUP Sciences) is set to revolutionise communications privacy.

The international team of scientists have created optical chips that enable information to be sent from user to user using a one-time un-hackable communication that achieves ‘perfect secrecy’, allowing confidential data to be protected more securely than ever before on public classical communication channels.