Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS)

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At iCSS, we have a passion for engaging with the public. This involves a range of activities including, hosting and speaking at public events, contributing to media articles on current issues, and involving the public as we conduct our research.

We believe that through such engagement, we can actively contribute to society, locally, nationally and internationally. If you think that we may be able to support your organisation or community, please contact Dr Jason Nurse, iCSS Public Engagement Lead on

Presented below are some examples of public engagement activities our members have participated in.

  • Public Engagement Events including the Kent Cyber Security Forum/Festival (KCSF), a Kent-branded annual public engagement event. Please see our events page for more information.
  • Outreach Activities for Schools. For more information, please see our Outreach page.
  • Raising public awareness and interacting with public media. See our past activity here.
  • Supporting cyber security related public-facing events as invited speakers or panellists. Read about past events here.

We have an external-facing mailing list to inform non-University of Kent people and organisations who are interested in hearing about news, events and other public announcements from the institute. If you are interested in subscribing to it, send an email to with a brief introduction to yourself (and your employer if that is relevant).