The Bristol Doctoral College provides information, guidance and skills training for all postgraduate students working towards a doctoral degree.
Our students have a base in the cyber security hub at the Unviersity of Bristol Merchant Venturers building. This includes computer workspaces, kitchen facilities and state-of-the-art testbed equipment available for use.
The Bristol Cyber Security Group testbed provides a realistic environment for research into cyber-physical systems security. It has been built from the ground up, based on extensive past experience of building ICS security testbeds and input from industry partners.
The testbed infrastructure includes:
The PGR Hub
Multiple physical and virtual processes
Including a water treatment plant, model factory and building management system, each within distinct, centrally managed field sites.
Physical industrial control hardware
Sourced from a number of vendors including the latest devices with the newest protocols.
Fully-realised experimental network environment
Covering both the IT and OT network environments, with comprehensive data capture abilities.
Training and prototyping environment
Comprehensive fully simulated environments and small scale physical testbeds.
ICS training boxes
Designed and built in-house.
Remote field site with physical process
Mobile and self-contained.
Allowing for granular integration of remote testbed/control structures to enable large scale and diverse experimentation.
Our own workshop
Including 3D-print capabilities for rapid prototyping.
Access to the electrical engineering workshop team
For design and building of testbed infrastructure.