Research Priority: Security

The Information Security Research Center (ISRC) was established in response to the UAE’s need to develop innovative techniques, protocols and systems to secure the UAE’s cyber infrastructure and communications.

The center is focused on research that covers all areas of cyber security, including wireless and mobile security, cloud and Big Data security, security of cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) security, auditing, penetration testing, digital forensics, etc.

The center was established by KUSTAR in 2015 with the aim of enhancing the ability to assess cyber risks; protect information and communication infrastructures; guarantee confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and accountability; and validate security policies via audit and forensics.