GRAND CHALLENGE PROGRAMMES

A number of grand challenges have been defined by The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). The aim of these grand challenges are to explore ‘mission-oriented’ problems, utilising the wide skills range across the four research groups within CSIT. This allows a more systems approach to these challenges, rather than a more traditional or narrow viewpoint. These challenges are:

1. Information and network security for a hyperconnected world

The objective of this grand challenge is to study threats and vulnerability of systems, develop advanced network and content monitoring/surveillance/forensics technologies and to derive new holistic methods and concepts for network and information security, information assurance and privacy. This includes the derivation of new network security architectures, policies, protocols and technologies.  The aim is to define the framework and the foundation for a paradigm shift in next generation network and information security. Read more...

2. Security convergence for transport corridors

The aim of this project is to bring about convergence between information and physical security technologies, through total solution system of systems that are trustworthy and maximise privacy.  Individuals will go about their everyday business by passing through a secure “ether” which will record and process events involving them.  Such technology will enable secure transport “corridors” that facilitate the rapid transit of people in the transport sector, e.g. buses, rapid transport systems, railways, airports. Read more... 

3. Privacy and trust for financial markets

The aim of this project is to use the expertise within the different clusters in CSIT to assist in the provision of novel technologies for the provision of secure trustworthy financial markets in the future. This will include everything from advanced algorithms and technologies for digital forensics, defensive technologies for detection and prevention of on-line fraud, mobile trusted module architecture development and novel anti-counterfeiting technology to tackle credit card fraud. Read more...