The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), a recipient of a The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2015 for its impact, was established as the UK’s national Innovation & Knowledge Centre (IKC) for cyber security in 2009 with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and InnovateUK with additional support from Invest Northern Ireland. Accredited as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by GCHQ, it is based at Queen’s University Belfast’s ECIT Global Research Institute and offers contract R&D to the security and defence sectors as well as delivering CSIT Labs, the world’s first cyber security incubator programme to provide free engineering resource to cohort companies. Its core research themes are device authentication, secure ubiquitous networking, and security analytics and event management.
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