DarkMatter Group, a leading digital and cyber transformation firm, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology, have announced the launch of a US$1.5 million Cyber Security Research Award (CRA).
University students, graduate research assistants, researchers and faculty from both local and international institutions are being invited to present ideas that could potentially advance the field of cybersecurity in the era of Smart and Digital Cities.
The announcement came during a media roundtable that was organised at the Khalifa University Main Campus in Abu Dhabi and was attended by top officials from DarkMatter and Khalifa University.
“The sustainability of our Smart City future depends on creative and robust cybersecurity infrastructure and solutions to combat rising threats within today’s digital landscape,” said Dr Shreekant Thakkar, Chief Scientist, Advanced Research of DarkMatter Group.
“With the unveiling of the Cyber Security Research Award (CRA), we are one step closer towards uncovering breakthrough solutions that will futureproof our connected, digitalised cities.
“At DarkMatter Group we encourage research and are proud to be fostering a collaborative ecosystem that will leverage the skills and expertise of private, public, and academic entities in a bid to create a safer, more secure society for all.”Click below to share this article