Research and development for cyber security

Collaborative innovation in cyber security.

Our Research

The Soteria project is a collaboration between THG plc (THG), the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford, funded by the UKRI Digital Security by Design challenge.

The partnership will develop technology demonstrations hosted on Arm’s Morello System on a Chip prototype. We are working to demonstrate the feasability and benefits of running e-commerce application software stacks on Morello's Capability Hardware Enhanced ISA. We are also developing models for simulating, detecting, and mitigating Denial of Service attacks, to be hosted on the Morello demonstrator board.


In 2021 £5.8 million was awarded to a consortium led by global technology platform company, THG plc (THG), in partnership with the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford.

The partnership will demonstrate e-commerce applications benefiting from the enhanced security instruction set of Arm's Morello microprocessor.

The partnership is also developing systems for simulating, detecting, and mitigating distributed network denial of service attacks, hosted on the Morello prototype board.

£2.8 million of the funding will be invested by THG into recruitment and specialist equipment for the research, with the remainder distributed to the partner universities.