Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS)

Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS)

News: Call for applications for PhD studentships (2020 entry)

News: A 2-min video about our Kent Cyber Security Form (KCSF) 2019 event is now available for public view:

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!

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 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 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).


Cyber security advice following the attack on easyJet EasyJet has announced that there has been a cyber security incident where the details of 9 million customers were accessed, including credit card details. In response to the attack Professor Shujun Li joined KMTV to discuss the cyber attacks, the incident with easyJet and how to protect your details from future attacks. Shujun is a Professor of Cyber Security and heads up the Cyber Security Group at the School of Computing. He also leads on...

20 May 2020

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Chinese Professors work together to buy PPE for UK hospitals Professor Shujun Li has been working with the Association of British Chinese Professors (ABCP) to raise funds to support the NHS in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The money raised has been used to buy personal protection equipment (PPE) for ten UK hospitals. As well as being a Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Kent, Shujun is also the Vice President for Internal Communication and P...

5 May 2020

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How to stay safe online on saferinternetday  It’s #saferinternetday on 11 February, a day which aims to make sure that anyone using the internet feels safe online, whether they are browsing, banking, sharing information about themselves, giving an opinion or posting photos. Dr Jason Nurse, Lecturer in Cyber Security and Director of Public Engagement at the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre, has some great tips on how you and your students can stay safe online which he has rele...

11 February 2020

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PonyFinal Ransomware Targets Enterprise Servers Then Bides Its Time #Ransomware #cyber #threat #Malware

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RT @jasonnurse: The Cyber Research @RUSI_org team & I have a new project on the role of #cyberinsurance in encouraging #cybersecurity #beha…

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

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824180 or contact us.

Last Updated: 07/02/2020