Edinburgh Napier University is hosting the launch of a new International
Cyber Academy on 6 May 2015. It will be officially launched by Cyber Security
leaders from a range of organisations, including from the NCA and Dell
The Cyber Academy is based
on a foundation of existing EU funding (d-fet.eu)
The Cyber Academy’s Aims
The aims of the Academy are to:
Practice and Research
into an advanced academic infrastructure.
leadership in Cyber Security, especially related to education and
the development of flexible training programmes.with academic
in Cyber Security from the
initial ideas, through funded PhD programs, and onto the end-product.
a platform for the debate and articulation of key issues in Cyber Security.
access to members to an advanced and virtualized training infrastructure for Cyber Security, for both evaluation and
integrated academic support for a range of roles from Apprentice Cyber Security professionals to
Advanced Research-focused levels.
a mechanism for increased
interaction between organisations
with the requirements of law enforcement, industry and the public sector.
How will it work?
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,
and 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.
Current international integration
The Cyber Academy integrates formally with a
range of international initiatives, with a special focus on Cyber Security
education. This includes integration into the EU-funded DFET project, which is building
a virtualised infrastructure for Cyber Security training, and with the EU
2Center Network of Excellence, along with strong links into GCHQ and the NCA.
Contact details: Prof Bill Buchanan.