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Deception Approaches for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) (KESS2 Scholarship, eligibility criteria apply)


Research Field
Formal sciences



In this joint project between Cardiff University and Thales UK Limited, deception approaches for securing Critical National Infrastructure will be developed. Eligibility criteria apply, see below. The student will join the large Cybersecurity Research Group at Cardiff University and will work part-time with Thales at their National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC) in Ebbw Vale. This combination of the academic and industrial research environments offers an inspiring combination of challenges in fundamental research and cutting-edge application.

What is funded

KESS2 Scholarship

UK tuition fees, stipend (£14,483 p.a. in first year - subject to confirmation), plus travel/conferences, support, consumables/equipment.…


Eligibility - applicants must:

• have a home or work address in East Wales region (local authority areas Cardiff, Flintshire, Monmouthshire, Newport, Powys, Vale of Glamorgan and Wrexham) at application and enrolment;

• have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the scholarship, and the right to take up paid work in the East Wales region on completion of the scholarship;

• be classified as a ‘home’ or ‘EU’ student;

• satisfy the admissions criteria.

ACADEMIC CRITERIA: 2:1 Honours undergraduate or a master's degree, in computing or related subject.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply to the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Informatics with a start date of July 2020.

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select ’I will be applying for a scholarship/grant’ and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from KESS2.

START DATE: 1 JULY 2020 - online application deadline 30 May 2020


Organisation name
Cardiff University
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