At ITB we are committed to introducing our students to the latest technologies and providing a learning environment where the use of up-to-date and innovative techniques and equipment is the norm. To this end, our lecture theatres and laboratories are state-of-the-art, and ITB aims to retain this leading edge as the Institute develops further.
Through the LINC local industry can access the academic expertise of the Institute for research and development opportunities and for consultancy services. Research can be funded privately or through funding agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, IRCSET, IRCHSS. The LINC also supports industry to find the best partner in the Institute to work on projects funded through schemes like the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Scheme.
ITB is now part of Information Security Ireland (ISI) – a central force in the field of Information Security promoting interaction with technology firms, research institutes, academia & government. http://www.infosecurityireland.org/
The Security Research Lab actively encourages partnerships between members of the group and SME companies to cooperate and participate in R&D funding applications. We are always looking to forge links with Irish industry on possible research projects that could be developed under a funded research partnership with mutual benefit to both ITB and the industrial partner.
The Security Research Lab is housed in a state-of-the-art research laboratory at ITB to facilitate the top level research being carried out in co-operation with the Learning and Inovation Centre (LINC) centre, with 50 sq m of research space. All full-time researchers (MSc/PhD) are allocated a desk, phone and personal computer in the LINC building to use as office space for the duration of their research contract.
The current research lab is fitted with Cisco routers and switches mounted in racks to facilitate multiple use. Racks also contain Dell servers which are shared in across the different research projects and through funding (from Enterprise Ireland) dedicated computer forensic network equipment (Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device) popularly known as FRED gives the lab a fit-for-purpose environment for advanced research in this area.
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown is delighted to host ZeroDays CTF (www.ZeroDays.ie), a cyber-security challenge, which will take place this Friday at 10am April 8th, at the Generator, Smithfield, Dublin.
The event was established to allow Irish third level students develop their information security skills and techniques in a fun and controlled environment through a number of exciting ‘capture-the-flag’ security challenges with the winning team crowned Ireland’s National Cyber Security Champions.
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