Abertay College has been named amid the 1st 8 Uk universities to be awarded Tutorial Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Training by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Abertay College is the to start with college in Scotland to receive the Tutorial Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Training Gold Award, along with Lancaster College, College of Southampton, College of South Wales, University of Surrey, University of the West of England and University of Warwick.
The announcement comes as the location gets £11.7m of Uk and Scottish Governing administration funding by the Tay Towns Region Deal, which will unlock key financial investment in Dundee’s cyberQuarter job which provides a new analysis and progress center to Abertay’s campus in Dundee.
In granting Abertay Tutorial Centre of Excellence recognition, the NCSC regarded the plans for the Dundee cyberQuarter, which is built to entice current cybersecurity corporations to Dundee, assist the development of new businesses and increase the security and resilience of the Scottish enterprise community, as nicely as the substantial quality of the University’s degree programs.
The Academic Centre of Excellence will become the pathway for Abertay college students to interact with and benefit from the exploration and information trade activities of the cyberQuarter and its company hyperlinks.
Professor Nigel Seaton, principal of Abertay University reported: “Being named a British isles Educational Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Schooling and the launch of the cyberQuarter challenge will spot the College and the city of Dundee at the heart of Scotland’s cybersecurity sector.
“We are self-confident that by combining educational abilities, university student talent, company support and sector know-how in this way, we have all the ingredients for sizeable sectoral growth and new career chances, as properly as innovation in exploration and organization advancement.”
British isles Government Minister Iain Stewart explained: “Congratulations to Abertay University on this vital and prestigious accolade from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. I am delighted that we are looking at Tayside go from toughness to energy as a nationwide hotbed of cyber study and innovation. The British isles Authorities is supporting this by its £150 million financial commitment in the Tay Cities Area Offer, which will produce countless numbers of jobs and guidance our financial restoration from coronavirus.”
Chris Ensor, NCSC deputy director for Cyber Growth, reported the first tranche of universities as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Education and learning complement its current courses which understand superior good quality cybersecurity analysis and degree classes.
“It is a testament to the continuous initiatives of teachers, support employees and senior administration that cybersecurity stays substantial on their agenda,” Ensor said. “We very a lot seem forward to performing with them in excess of the coming several years and strongly stimulate other universities to function to acquiring similar recognition in the foreseeable future.”