An Overview of International Cyber-Security Awareness Raising and Educational Initiatives (2011)

Ireland – Campaign 1 – Research Information Technologies – Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)

The Centre is primarily a research and development site with education resources. It will bring together research specialists in complementary fields such as data encryption, network security systems, wireless enabled security systems and intelligent surveillance technology. CSIT will develop secure solutions to a number of particularly modern problems including the protection of mobile phone networks, guaranteeing privacy over unsecure networks for connected healthcare and the creation of secure ‘corridors’ for the seamless and rapid transit of people, thus getting around the need for conventional security at airports. Researchers will also explore the development of powerful computer processors, capable of detecting and filtering viruses and worms to protect mass information databases like financial records from malicious attack and to facilitate high definition video streaming services.’




Campaign name

Research Information Technologies


The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology

Main URL:


2009 – Present


£30M for 5 years

Topics covered:

– How businesses can work with the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology

– Research (High Frequency Electronics, System – On – Chip, Digital Communications, Speech & Vision Systems)

– Missions, Objectives and Values (Stimulate world-leading research and innovation, provide a balance for strategic/industrial related research, create opportunities for commercial exploitation of IPR, hout – house spin-in and spin-out start-up companies, develop a new generation of high technology engineers and entrepreneurs)

– Values (People, culture, innovation, world-leading development, customer focused)

Target Audience:

– Businesses

– Information Technology Scholars


– Online Literature

– Hosts symposiums and forums for information technology scholars

– Offers businesses opportunities to benefit from the Institute


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Additional Information:

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is a new innovation and knowledge centre and is based at Queen’s University of Belfast’s, Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) in the Northern Ireland Science Park, Belfast. With the total funding in the region of £30M over five years and opening in early 2009, CSIT will create the security infrastructure needed to safeguard the trustworthiness of information stored electronically, both at home and in the workplace.


1. ‘Home’ Centre for Security Information Technologies <> (accessed 18 June 2010).