Information and Network Security for a Hyper Connected World


The generation, storage and distribution of data by electronic means are now core to the way public and private sector organisations communicate internally and externally. 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.

We are investigating the emerging threats in the wire-line, wireless and mobile space from three perspectives:

  • Defensive technologies for securing wire-line, wireless & mobile networks
  • Identity and authentication technologies and content protection
  • Human-centric security polices, network security governance

Information and Network Security for a Hyper Connected World

Lead Institution

Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen's University Belfast

Key word(s)

Cyber security, cloud security, malware, protection, forensics, authentication, governance

Associated Consultants

  • Prof Sakir Sezer
  • Dr Kieran McLoughlin
  • Dr Gareth Douglas

Project Funding

We have access to a range of potential funding mechanisms to support your business collaborate with this project including

ktp Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are based on partnerships between academic groups and companies who need access to skills and knowledge in order to innovate. The academic and industrial partners jointly devise and manage a two or three year programme to achieve the advances the company needs. This programme of work is carried out in the company by a KTP Associate and the resulting relationship can be very challenging and rewarding to all parties
4k-vouchers Innovation Vouchers are designed to enable small Northern Ireland enterprises to access knowledge and expertise to develop innovative solutions to business issues. The programme provides a voucher of up to £4000 to enable small enterprises to engage with one of the 41 universities, colleges and other publicly funded research organisations throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
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