Wednesday, September 23, 2009

TRUST Executive Director at launch of UK's new cybersecurity center

The United Kingdom's lead center for cyber security research opens today at Queen's University Belfast. The £30 million Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) will become the UK's principal center for the development of technology to combat malicious cyber attacks and is one of the first Innovation and Knowledge Centres (IKCs) created in the UK.

Attendance at the Centre's launch of some of the most respected national and international figures in the field of cyber-security, including Larry Rohrbough, Chief Executive of TRUST, the United States' major center in the area of cyber-security at the University of California at Berkeley, highlights the significance of the new Centre to the global communications and IT industries.

Professor John McCanny, CSIT principal investigator says
"The approach adopted within CIST contrasts with the more conventional way academic research is undertaken. Our starting points tend to be larger "mission-driven" projects involving sizeable teams for which ambitious and challenging end goals have been identified".

See press release at EurekAlert!.