The University of Kent is 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 will last until June 2022. ACEs-CSR are jointly funded by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre, part of GHCQ) and the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, part of UKRI).
The University of Kent is part of a couple of cyber security partnerships, and its activities in such partnerships are coordinated by KirCCS.
Cyber Security Research Institutes
Members of KirCCS are active participants of the following four national Research Institutes in cyber security, all initialised and (co-)funded by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre).