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).


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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School welcomes Sanjay Bhattacherjee as lecturer Dr Sanjay Bhattacherjee has joined the University of Kent as a Lecturer in the School of Computing. Sanjay has strong inter-disciplinary research interests around the theme of cyber security. He has been working on problems in cryptology, voting games and blockchains. Sanjay joins Kent from the University of East London, where he was a Lecturer in Computer Science and Informatics at the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE). Sanjay’s ...

29 January 2020

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Grant award for research into quantum random number generators “Quantum technologies range from more efficient computers, to better and more accurate measurements and images, to faster and more secure communication” The School of Computing is celebrating a £445,000 grant award for research into quantum physics. Professor Julio Hernandez-Castro and Lecturer Carlos Perez Delgado will research into quantum random number generators (QRNGs) as part of the EPSRC Quantum Com...

3 December 2019

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RT @ConversationUK: Largescale remote working is a security nightmare for employers. And cyber-criminals have already begun to launch targe…

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RT @UniKent: Dr Jason Nurse (@jasonnurse) of Kent's @UniKentComp and @UniKentCyberSec has written an article for @ConversationUK discussing…

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Government-backed cyber attackers increasingly targeting journalists #CyberAttack #infosec

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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