SALT.agency has joined with Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders and his team at Leeds Beckett University on a research project that will help create a cyber security certification for websites, networks and infrastructures.

The project, which is funded by SALT, will investigate current website security certificates and hopefully lead to the development of a best-in-class auditing tool. This will aim to assess the security credibility of some of the largest and most complex websites in the world.

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Reza Moaiandin, SALT co-founder and director of technical, said: “This is an exciting project for both SALT.agency and Leeds Beckett University in what will help us push global security standards forward and in return, significantly improve websites, networks and infrastructure on a global basis.

“Through this, we will potentially be able to save companies and organisations from large-scale attacks at the hands of hackers.”

Dr Schreuders, Director of the Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre at Leeds Beckett, added: “This collaboration will analyse existing approaches to security audit and will design a new approach that leverages state of the art technology to provide a comprehensive automation framework for security auditing.

“We look forward to this new partnership, and working on knowledge exchange, with an aim to significantly impact SALT.agency and their clients, while producing new knowledge that will benefit the security community.”