The Security Group has been engaged in world-class security research in the Department of Computer Science at University College Cork for over twenty years. We develop robust techniques for security and privacy in complex systems. Current research areas include security assurance, distributed/network access controls, security analytics, threat management, trust and security and privacy in cyber physical systems. Application domains range from large-scale enterprise systems, critical infrastructure, defence and intelligent transportation systems.

Research in the security group is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Enterprise Ireland and with support from national and international companies. Members of the group work closely with the Centre for Future Networks and Communications (CONNECT), the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics and the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4).


Simon Foley

Jonathan Petit


Olgierd Pieczul

Ultan Neville

Vivien Rooney