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£million in funding leveraged

Cyber Threats to Industrial Control Systems

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are computers that monitor and manage industrial tasks. They are found in multinationals, SMEs and national infrastructure, from rail networks to power plants.

ICS have evolved from self-contained and isolated networks to being heavily interconnected with IT systems and other wider networks and services.

This has led to new cyber security vulnerabilities and the potential for inter-organisational, inter-industry and international threats.

RITICS represents a group of academically led and industrially linked projects researching three key questions:


New RITICS brochure

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

We've just published a brochure introducing the RITICS programme and the activities of the five research projects. The brochure can be accessed online here.    

Resilience Conference 2017 – 20-21 Sept 2017

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Resilience Conference 2017: Responding to Complex Threats: Floods, Blackouts, and Hybrid Attacks Ensuring resilience is an increasingly complex imperative as threats diversify and interact with each other. Organised by RUSI and Loughborough University, this conference [...]

How we can secure critical infrastructure against zero-day hacks

April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on How we can secure critical infrastructure against zero-day hacks

As detailed in the recent Alex Gibney documentary Zero Days: Nuclear Cyber Sabotage, the Stuxnet worm caused havoc in an Iranian nuclear facility by exploiting unknown – and hence unprotected – weaknesses in the computer [...]

PhD travel grants available

July 6th, 2016|Comments Off on PhD travel grants available

We would like to draw your attention to some very generous conference travel grants that may interest PhD students involved with RITICS. This funding is available from the FP7 SPARKS project, where QUB is a [...]

Making our digital world safer from cyber attacks

April 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Making our digital world safer from cyber attacks

Testing the resilience of the UK's infrastructure from cyber-attacks and sharing data safely is the focus of two new Imperial projects. Two research teams from Imperial College London, with collaborators in Singapore, have received funding [...]

RITICS is coordinated by the Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London.

The Institute for Security Science and Technology was founded in 2008 as one of four Imperial College Global Institutes. Each Institute has been formed to promote interdisciplinary working to meet the greatest challenges faced by society, to become a focal point for multidisciplinary activities and an interface to stakeholders, and to formulate and apply new areas of knowledge and technology solutions as well as providing independent scientific advice.

Individuals, communities, business and government are facing rapidly evolving security challenges in many aspects of everyday life due to advances in technology, globalisation and living in a more interconnected world.

The Institute seeks to improve security and resilience across a range of scales, from protecting the individual to ensuring the security of whole populations. Our core mission areas include security in cyberspace, CBRN threat reduction, critical infrastructure protection and bio and environmental security.

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