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Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS)

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External Relations


The University of Kent is a UK government recognised ACE-CSR (Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research), one of only 19 such centres in the UK. The current recognition will last until June 2023. ACEs-CSR are jointly funded by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre, part of GHCQ) and the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, part of UKRI).

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Academic Partnerships and Memberships

Fully or partly represented by iCSS and/or its members, the University of Kent is part of the following cyber security partnerships and cyber security related membership organisations.


Academic RiSC


ISF Member

Cyber Security Research Institutes

Members of KirCCS are active participants of the following four national Research Institutes in cyber security, all initialised and (co-)funded by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre).