CSIT host workshop with Japanese National Institute of Communications and Technology
The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is delighted to welcome delegates from the Network Security Laboratory of the Japanese National Institute of Communications and Technology (NICT) to Belfast for a cybersecurity workshop today.
This workshop in Belfast presents an opportunity to discuss current cyber security activities at CSIT and NICT and explore the potential for future collaboration. The workshop will cover a range of topics including: Secure Connected Devices, AI-based cybersecurity techniques, Security Intelligence, Network Security Systems, IoT security and Malware Research.
CSIT formed strong links with NICT in 2015 when both parties signed a memoranda of understanding. Representatives from CSIT visited Japan along with representatives from Lancaster University and Imperial College London, two other UK Cyber Security Academic Centres of Excellence, for the signing ceremony hosted at the Ambassador’s Residence of the British Embassy, Tokyo.
The Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) scheme is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and UK Research and Innovation. 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'. Queen’s University Belfast are among seventeen of such Centres in the UK. The NICT is the sole Japanese national laboratory dedicated to ICT research – the Network Security Laboratory is highly regarded for its excellence in researching cyber security technology.
Dr Godfrey Gaston, CSIT Director, commented: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to host this workshop here in Belfast. Our relationship with NICT, Japan’s premier Cybersecurity Research Institute, has been invaluable and together we have been able to shape our cybersecurity research direction to ensure robust and resilient outcomes."
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