The successful launch of the Cyber Security Research Centre and the first results produced during the initial stage of development had a great impact on all areas of engagement at the Centre. The main factors which contributed to this are:

  • new improved conditions for students and the opportunity to experience a real technical environment while still in academia
  • an adequate environment for working on industrial projects on a professional level
  • substantially enhanced capabilities to offer a more attractive individual and collaborative environment to business partners
  • closer integration of the different academic areas within the school and encouraging cross-area collaboration, especially between computing, electronics and communication groups

In addition, the Centre plays a significant part in the reputation of the University, through its external and professional community activites, including:

  • open events organised by partner organisations
  • boot camps organised by government agencies and funding bodies
  • research seminars organised by the Centre
  • business meetings organised by vendors and service organisations
  • joint ventures, spin-offs and spin outs in collaboration with industrial partners