The main goals of the Inter-ACE Programme are:
- Attract new students to cyber security
- Help them build a network of personal connections
- Develop new training materials for undergraduate teaching of security
The long-term objective of the the Inter-ACE is not merely to reward excellence in cyber security, but to build a new generation of skilled cyber defenders. An important goal is to get the competitors to mingle and build friendships with their like-minded colleagues so that, in ten years’ time, they’ll already know the CISOs and national security experts who attended top universities at the same time as then.
The Inter-ACE competition is open to teams of students studying at any of the fourteen Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR). Plus, for the first time in 2018, eight universities which offer NCSC Certified Degrees and three universities which performed strongly at the ACE-CSR assessment panel, are also invited to send teams.
|ACE Universities||Contact||New in 2018!||Contact|
|Queen’s University Belfast||Dr Paul Miller||University of Bradford||Dr Andrea Cullen|
|University of Birmingham||Andreea-Ina Radu||Cranfield University||Dr Ruth Massie|
|University of Bristol||Dr Daniel Page||De Montford University||Dr Ali Al-Bayatti|
|University of Cambridge||Prof Frank Stajano||Edinburgh Napier University||Prof Bill Buchanan|
|University of Edinburgh||Prof David Aspinall||Kingston University London||Dr Eckhard Pfluegel|
|Lancaster University||Joseph Gardiner||Oxford Brookes University||Dr Faye Mitchell|
|Imperial College London||Prof Emil Lupu||University of South Wales||Prof Andrew Blyth|
|University College London||Gianluca Stringhini||University of York||Dr Radu Calinescu|
|Royal Holloway, University of London||Dr Lorenzo Cavallaro|
|Newcastle University||Thomas Gross||Cardiff University||Dr Pete Burnap|
|University of Oxford||Prof Andrew Martin||University of Kent||Thomas Sloan|
|University of Southampton||Prof Vladimiro Sassone||Northumbria University||Dr Lynne Coventry|
|University of Surrey||Dr Francois Dupressoir|
|University of Warwick||Prof Carsten Maple|
If you are a student at one of these universities and would like information about taking part in the Inter-ACE, please use your university’s in-house directory to contact the person listed.