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£4.4million for secure technologies centre Northern Ireland’s Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster recently announced £4.4million of support for the Queen’s University Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) CSIT is the UK’s lead university research centre for the development of technology to counter malicious cyber attacks. The centre is based at Queen’s Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) in the Northern Ireland Science Park.
The Invest Northern Ireland support, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), will assist in the exploitation of security infrastructure research, by strengthening the centre’s ability to develop commercially viable projects. In addition, Invest NI’s support will help create 14 new engineering positions at the innovation and knowledge centre.
data and network security, wireless security and intelligent surveillance. Our integrated approach helps to fuse top research capabilities with leading business development, market analysis and commercialisation skills. Invest NI’s support will play a vital role in helping us to accelerate the exploitation of secure information technology.”
The centre aims to create the security infrastructure needed to safeguard the protection of personal information stored electronically, both at home and in the workplace. Arlene Foster commented: “The global electronic security market is a vitally important and rapidly growing sector. The establishment of CSIT strategically positions Northern Ireland at the forefront of secure information technologies. The state-of-the-art facility combines some of the best that Northern Ireland can offer in terms of academic and commercial experience and has the ability to become a world-class research and innovation centre. “This comprehensive and business-driven research programme builds upon established, global research links in areas such as
Pictured with Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster making the announcement are (L-R) Professor John V McCanny, Director of ECIT, Professor James McElnay, Pro Vice Chancellor, Queens and Dr. Godfrey Gaston, CSIT Director.
New student accommodation building gets SALTO smart access system
University College Dublin (UCD) has installed a smart access control solution from SALTO in its brand new Roebuck Castle student accommodation facility This brand new Residence Hall, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, provides 133 beds of student catered accommodation. Each unit is made up of 12 single en suite rooms with a shared kitchenette, lounge and a quiet shared study room. Richard Brierley, Manager of Residential Services at UCD, said “Further to the renovation of accommodation at our Merville Student Village apartments that we did last year and a second phase of refurbishment we did earlier this year, Roebuck Castle was a brand new build offering something new to UCD students. Having used SALTO in many other buildings on campus, we had no hesitation in choosing the system again for this building. Incorporating the latest in wireless access control technology, it helps us to provide for the safety of our student residents as well as offing good flexibility and security access.” “As specialists in the field of university access control systems, the SALTO solution was ideal for Roebuck Castle student accommodation” comments Stephen Foley from Doorware Ltd. SALTO’s Irish distributor who carried out the installation. “we designed a highly secure and flexible networked access control
system to meet all of the requests of the university. The advanced system design incorporates wireless XS4 E9451U85IM48W RF electronic mortise locks as well as standard E9450U00IM48 units, together with wireless gateways and repeaters, standard CU50ENSVN units, WRM9001 wall readers and WRM9001E wall readers.
risk manager magazine spring 2011