National Centre of Competence in Cybersecurity
- Project Identification
- Project Period
- 1/2019 - 12/2020
- Investor / Pogramme / Project type
- Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
- MU Faculty or unit
- Faculty of Informatics
- Project Website
- cybersecurity; information and communication technologies; certification; security technologies; critical infrastructure protection; information security; security research; applied research; commercialization
- Cooperating Organization
Brno University of Technology
Flowmon Networks a.s.
INDUSTRY CLUSTER 4.0, z. s.
PRK Partners s.r.o. advokátní kancelář
Unicorn Systems a.s.
The establishment of the Centre is a response to strong demand for products and solutions to ensure cybersecurity of critical and noncritical information infrastructures. The Center brings together leading research institutes and industry representatives in the field of cybersecurity for the purpose of collaborative research and development of cyber-security solutions at the hardware and software level and mechanisms for certifying the security features of technology products. In cooperation with industry partners, the Centre will seek to deploy the solutions developed in the ever-growing cyber security market. This will strengthen the importance of Czech industry and research at European and world level.
The National Center for Cyber Security aims to unify the research activities of the involved partners so that individual research institutions can carry out collaborative research taking into account the interdisciplinary nature of cybersecurity issues and working with industry to produce virtually applicable high-quality research results with significant market potential. The Center brings together the three major research organizations: Masaryk University, the Brno University of Technology and CESNET z.s.p.o, who have been working in the field of cybersecurity for a long time. This cooperation will achieve synergies enabling to cover cybersecurity issues from the security of information and communication systems, the security of cyber-physical systems for the management of technological units in critical applications and also from legal regulations. The strong linkage of the center's activities to the industry is accentuated by the involvement of major partners from the application sphere who will be involved in research, directing it to produce usable results in practice and applying these results to the relevant markets.