Technical Services

Cyber Security
Data Security


The Data Security cluster at CSIT is involved in research into technologies for the protection of data at rest and on the move. This includes advances in cryptographic algorithms and methods, low-cost and efficient RFID methods, and Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) technology. It also includes understanding side channel attack methods for cracking cryptographic algorithms and the proving of countermeasures for the prevention of such attacks.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Cryptography
    • Optimisation and hardware implementation of standard encryption algorithms
    • AES, DES, SHACAL-2, RSA, ECC, Whirlpool, SHA-1/2/3, Montgomery etc
  • Physical Unclonable Functions (PUF)
    • Unclonable RFID tags
    • Security infrastructure for charging electric vehicles
  • Side Channel Attacks
    • Physical attacks such as electromagnetic emanation (EM) analysis and fault injection
    • Countermeasures against physical attacks for low-cost electronic devices


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

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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