Northern Ireland has a vibrant security cluster.

The region has expertise in data encryption, access control systems, network security systems and intelligent surveillance technology.

Companies in Northern Ireland have a growing reputation for excellence and innovation across many security areas including physical protection of property and person, prevention and detection of online fraud, and identity theft. They also excel in the fields of blast resistance, protective clothing, access control, biometrics, cybersecurity, detection, surveillance and investigation.

The region also has a significant research-led capability in information and homeland security.

The principal areas of research are at both Ulster University and Queen’s University and include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Encryption
  • Security mechanisms against attack
  • Intelligent agents
  • Data mining
  • Smart card technologies
  • Biometric authentication

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