Academic Focus - Cyber Security
Talent is a vital ingredient to any country’s success.
With innovative programmes such as the National Cyber Security Academy, where students work on live industry projects from day one of their undergraduate degree, and partnerships with tech leaders such as Microsoft at our further education colleges, Wales is producing business ready talent.
3,500 students each year leave our 8 Universities and 16 Further Education colleges in Wales with qualifications in ICT.
We pride ourselves on our quality education. We have 30 centres of excellence, 91 departments rated 4 star and above for research and 65 departments listed as excellent for teaching quality. With international recognition across numerous fields, there is the opportunity to enhance your capability.
Industry & Academic collaboration projects can be funded using the Wales Smart Cymru programme.
Centres of excellence include:
The Information Security Research Group, University of South Wales
The research group has an international reputation in the areas of network security, computer forensics and threat analysis. The group is headed by Professor Andrew Blyth, one the leading researchers in Information Security in the UK.
The group focuses on the issues associated with the design and development of early warning systems that are capable of detecting and responding to a variety of cyber based attacks, and on the issues associated with the field of computer forensics.
The University of South Wales is one of only a few in the UK that carries out network forensics for the UK government.
Airbus Group Endeavr Wales
Endeavr Wales is a joint venture company between the Welsh Government, Airbus Defence & Space and Cardiff University which seeks to 100% fund project proposals which generate research and technology in the fields of Secure Mobile and Wireless Communications, Cyber Security, Network and SCADA Security.
Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics
The Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics is a new research centre set up to provide worldleading research into the evergrowing problem of cyber security which was launched by Cardiff University and Airbus in April 2017.
In tandem with the launch of the centre, Cardiff University has recently been awarded almost £2m in external funding from a range of sources, including UK research councils, industry and government, to launch major new programmes over the next 3 years, aimed at developing cutting-edge machine learning algorithms to detect cyber threats targeting various internet-enabled environments, including online social media to control systems in critical national infrastructure.
National Cyber Security Academy (NCSA)
The University of South Wales (USW) and Welsh Government have joined forces to launch an innovative project to help address a shortage of cyber security skills and develop the next generation of cyber security experts.
The first of its kind in Wales and a major UK initiative, The National Cyber Security Academy (NCSA) will involve major industry players and undergraduates will work on real-world projects set by NCSA partners. The USW's Newport City Campus took their first students in October 2016.
View or download our Cyber Security booklet.
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