Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS)

Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS)

News: KirCCS members Dr Mark Batty and Stephen Kell's project "CapC: Capability C semantics, tools and reasoning" is among 9 new projects to be funded via UKRI's Digital Security by Design programme (£10m overall funding), which is part of the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). Another KirCCS member Prof Julio Hernandez-Castro will also be part of another successful ISCF project "Assurance for quantum random number generators" (£2.8m overall funding), funded by the Innovate UK.

News: At DFRWS EU 2020, KirCCS and SoCyETAL academic Dr Virginia Franqueira won the Best Paper Award for her work "Towards Sound Forensic Arguments: Structured Argumentation Applied to Digital Forensics Practice"! Congratulate her on such a great achievement!

News: At NDSS 2019, KirCCS researcher Dr Orçun Çetin won a Distinguished Paper Award for his work "Cleaning Up the Internet of Evil Things: Real-World Evidence on ISP and Consumer Efforts to Remove Mirai", and Dr Jason Nurse won a Distinguished Poster Presentation Award for prior work for his work "Cybercrime Investigators are Users Too! Understanding the Socio-Technical Challenges Faced by Law Enforcement"! Congratulate them on such great achievements!

A 2-min video about our Kent Cyber Security Form (KCSF) 2019 event nicely shows what we do at KirCCS:

The Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) at the University of Kent harnesses expertise across the University to address current and potential cyber security challenges. It represents the University of Kent as a UK government recognised ACE-CSR (Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research), one of only 19 such centres in the whole UK. The current recognition starts from August 2018 and will last until June 2022.

Its strategic objective is to promote wide-ranging multidisciplinary research, and to teach and develop skills in cyber security to its students and the wider community, through degree programmes, workshops, visits, lectures and training.

Included in its remit is to work with external organisations to promote cyber security.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please check the Contact Us page for people where you can find key contacts of the Centre.

We have an external-facing mailing list to inform non-Kent people and organisations who are interested in hearing about news, events and other public announcements from the Centre. If you are interested in subscribing to it, send an email to cyber-external-request@kent.ac.uk with a brief introduction to yourself (and your employer if that is relevant).

If you are a University of Kent UG or MSc student or an alumni who is interested in being informed about funding opportunities (e.g., PhD studentships and internships), events (e.g., local research seminars and talks given by external speakers) and other related activities in cyber security at Kent, please send an email to cyber-students-request@kent.ac.uk with a brief introduction to yourself (full name, school, year of study, degree programme studying or studied, and your employer if you are a part-time student or an alumnus/alumna).

If you are a University of Kent researcher or PhD student who are not currently in our internal mailing lists but are interested in being interested in being informed about more activities of the Centre, please contact us so that we can add you to the relevant internal-facing mailing list(s).

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Best Paper Honourable Mention award for PhD student First year PhD student Keenan Jones has received a best paper Honourable Mention award at the 14th International AAAI conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). The paper entitled "Behind the Mask: A Computational Study of Anonymous’ Presence on Twitter", came out of a project undertaken by Keenan for his MSc Computer Science conversion course and was co-authored with Dr Jason Nurse and Prof Shujun Li. The paper examines the hacktivist group...

26 June 2020

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School of Computing academics awarded Digital Security project grant from UKRI A project from Dr Mark Batty and Dr Stephen Kell of Kent's School of Computing has been named one of nine winners of the UKRI (UK Research and Innovation)'s Digital Security by Design £10m grant. Their project is part of the Digital Security by Design programme (DSbD), which takes a ground-up approach to improving UK resilience to cyber attacks. DSbD is part of a UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investm...

16 June 2020

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Digital forensics best paper award for Virginia Franqueira Dr Virginia Franqueira, Lecturer in Cyber Security of the School of Computing, has won an award for her work in digital forensics. Dr Franqueira won the Best Paper Award at the Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS) EU 2020 conference for her paper "Towards Sound Forensic Arguments: Structured Argumentation Applied to Digital Forensics Practice", co-authored with Dr Graeme Horsman from Teesside University. Dr Franqueira is also a Core Member o...

9 June 2020

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Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS), University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 19/06/2020