The Cyber Academy has been developed from the EU funded D-FET project and includes a range of international partners here.
The Cyber Academy’s Aims
The aims of the Academy are to:
- Integrate Teaching, Professional Practice and Research into an advanced academic infrastructure.
- Provide international leadership in Cyber Security, especially related to education and professional development.
- Support the development of flexible training programmes with academic credits.
- Support innovation in Cyber Security from the initial ideas, through funded PhD programs, and onto the end-product.
- Provide a platform for the debate and articulation of key issues in Cyber Security.
- Provide access to members to an advanced and virtualized training infrastructure for Cyber Security, for both evaluation and training.
- Provide integrated academic support for a range of roles from Apprentice Cyber Security professionals to Advanced Research-focused levels.
- Provide a mechanism for increased interaction between organisations and students.
- Integrate with the requirements of law enforcement, industry and the public sector.
How it works
The key modes of operation are:
- Collaborative and inclusive model. The Cyber Academy is a partnership between academia, law enforcement, industry and the public sector, and aims to collaborate with a wide range of organisations on delivering on the key aims for the benefit of its partners.
- Membership. It is free to join the Academy at Associate-level, which will allow organisations to be part of the infrastructure with support for a strong working relationship. Other levels of membership, such as around research and innovation sponsorship, are available and can be discussed with the team.
- Dissemination. The Cyber Academy will support a wide range of Conferences, Symposiums and Workshops, each focusing on key topics related to Cyber Security, with a special focus on Innovation, Professional Development and Education.
- Professional Development. The Cyber Academy integrates with a wide range of professional bodies, and aims to fully integrate academic structures with professional practice and training.