WHAT IS AN ACE CSR

CSIT was recognised as one of the first ACE-CSRs in the 2011 round assessment
CSIT was recognised as one of the first ACE-CSRs in the 2011 round assessment

The Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSRs) scheme is sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), GCHQ, the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA) and Research Councils UK (RCUK).

It is one of a number of initiatives outlined in the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy ‘Protecting and Promoting the UK in a Digital World’. The Strategy describes how Government is working with academia and industry to make the UK more resilient to cyber attacks.

CSIT was recognised as one of the first ACE-CSRs following the 2011 round assessment.

CSIT publications submitted for the 2016 round assessment can be found here:

The scheme aims to:

  • enhance the quality and scale of academic cyber security research and postgraduate training being undertaken in the UK;
  • make it easier for potential users of research to identify the best cyber security research and postgraduate training that the UK has to offer;
  • help to develop a shared vision and aims among the UK cyber security research community, inside and outside academia.