CSIT is the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security. Based at Queen’s University Belfast and founded in 2009, our mission, to couple major research breakthroughs in the field of secure information technologies with a unique model of innovation and commercialisation to drive economic and societal impact for the nation has not wavered since then.
As we predicted, cyber security challenges have grown exponentially in the last decade. A safe and secure cyberspace is fundamental to making the UK the safest place in the world to live and work online.
Cyber security is at the epicentre of privacy and trust in the global digitalised society.
WHAT WE DO
Professor Máire O'Neill
Professor O’Neill (FIAE, MRIA) has a strong international reputation for her research in hardware security and applied cryptography. She has received numerous awards, which include a Blavatnik Engineering and Physical Sciences medal, 2019, a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal, 2014 and British Female Inventor of the Year 2007.
CYBER SECURITY MASTERS COURSE
An innovative programme at the forefront of technical advances in cutting-edge cyber security topics such as cryptography, computer forensics, malware, networking, software development, as well as investigating the increasingly important legal and ethical issues in cyber security.
10 YEARS OF IMPACT AT CSIT
This short video gives a quick overview of CSIT's highlights over the past 10 years since it's inception.
We have exciting plans for the future under the theme of ‘Secure Connected Intelligence’. Investments in infrastructure are already coming on stream as part of the Belfast City Region deal. We are looking to the East and West, North and South, to build a coalition of partners across the academic, industrial, government and investment communities to build on the core investment to date and cement CSIT’s position as a strategic national asset.