Queen's University Belfast - Building a web of security

November 27, 2008

A new multimillion-pound centre seeks to lead the UK's fight against cyber-crime, bringing together experts in fields ranging from data encryption and network security systems to intelligent surveillance technology. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has given almost £7 million towards the £26 million Centre for Secure Information Technologies at Queen's University Belfast. John McCanny, director of Queen's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology, which will house the new centre, said: "The internet is evolving into an essential utility like electricity, gas and water. With global connectivity, though, comes global vulnerability in terms of privacy, security and trustworthiness of information."

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