Oct. 3, 2018
University of Kent recognised as a centre of cyber security research excellence
The University of Kent has achieved accreditation as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) from the Government.
Speaking of this achievement, Professor of Cyber Security and Director of the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS), Shujun Li, at the University of Kent, enthuses, ”We are excited to be given the ACE-CSR status as an acknowledgement of the excellent research in cyber security. Our research is truly interdisciplinary drawing on the expertise of colleagues from computer science and engineering as well as wider disciplines such as psychology, law, business and sociology. Our ambition is to have one of the largest and most productive cyber security research centres in the UK by 2022 as well as helping to grow the next-generation cyber security researchers.”
The announcement was made by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and means that the University of Kent will now be able to bid for funding to develop their cyber security research – including at Doctoral level – and will also be able to attend National Cyber Security Centre annual conferences.
The University of Kent – along with King’s College London and Cardiff University – joins 14 other institutions in the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy scheme, which aims for online safety in the UK.
Chris Ensor, Deputy Director for Cyber Security Skills and Growth at the NCSC, says, “The UK has world-class universities carrying out cutting edge research into all areas of cyber security. It’s fantastic to see three more universities recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence and I’m especially pleased that we now have centres in all home nations. The NCSC looks forward to collaborating with these institutions to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.”
KirCCS was established in 2012 to focus on cyber security research. It also conducts technical and interdisciplinary activity in enterprise and innovation, teaching support, and public engagement.
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Content added on 3rd October 2018.
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