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Durham University

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience


Internationally-recognised leaders in developing resilient, research-informed approaches to hazard and risk

We are a world-leading research institute in hazard, risk and resilience based at Durham University. We support innovative research and training for use in policy and practice, collaborating directly with communities, Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and governments.

Our commitment is to work with and learn from the widest possible range of stakeholders living with hazard and risk – empowering people, fostering resilience, and improving lives, both now and in the future. Our success stems from our capacity to approach complex problems holistically, drawing together a transdisciplinary team of experts from across the physical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.


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Dartmouth-Durham Global Debate Series: Cybersecurity in today’s digital society.

(1 November 2019)

The Dartmouth-Durham Global Debate will showcase the future of cyber landscape and discuss how organisations and governments can implement best processes and structures to “ensure a coordinated cyber resilience strategy” across the organisation.

You can learn more about debate and how to register tickets through this link.

In today's digital world organizations and government face cyberattacks. Ransomware, hacking of personal information to cyber-attacks on government agencies has been dominating global news. Governments and organizations have been attempting to develop robust systems to ensure that all forms of digital assets can be protected from cyber-attacks.

Business and policy leaders are asking a key question – how can we be prepared to protect our digital assets from the threat of cybercrime, without having to comprise on innovation and creatively and do so at a reasonable price?

Researchers from Dartmouth and Durham have been studying the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to process potential threat in a cost effective manner. These developed systems are now being used by governments, cybersecurity firm and businesses. The Dartmouth-Durham debate will highlight the importance of Cyber Security in today's digital society with a focus on developing robust systems for reducing the risk of cyberattacks.