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Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS)

Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) at the University of Kent harnesses expertise across the University to address current and potential cyber security challenges.

Its strategic objectives are to promote wide-ranging multidisciplinary research and to teach and develop skills in cyber security to its students and the wider community, through its research activities, degree programmes, external-facing events, workshops, visits, public talks and professional training.

KirCCS represents the University of Kent as a UK government recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR), one of only 19 such centres in the UK. It is recognised by both the government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, part of GCHQ) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation). The current recognition started in August 2018 and will last until June 2022.

The Centre has Core members from the School of Computing and School of Engineering and Digital Arts, and Associate members from many other schools and disciplines across the University and a number of affiliated researchers (research associates, PhD students and visiting researchers).

We work with external organisations including industry, government and NGOs to help produce and promote good products, systems, practices and behaviours in cyber security.

KirCCS also works closely with international researchers, practitioners, policy makers and organisations, helping to increase the international visibility and influence of UK researchers in cyber security.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please Contact Us.

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

If you are a University of Kent UG or MSc student or an alumni who is interested in being informed about funding opportunities (e.g. PhD studentships and internships), events (e.g. local research seminars and talks given by external speakers) and other related activities in cyber security at Kent, please send an email to cyber-students-request@kent.ac.uk. Please provide a brief introduction to yourself (full name, school, year of study, degree programme studying or studied, and your employer if you are a part-time student or an alumnus/alumna).

If you are a University of Kent researcher or PhD student and are not currently on our internal mailing lists but are interested in being informed about more activities of the Centre, please contact us so that we can add you to the relevant internal-facing mailing list(s).

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