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Conference Hosts


University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity. The University was established in 1854 by John Henry Newman whose classic work The Idea of a University is one of the most enduring texts on the value of higher education and a source of inspiration for UCD’s current educational philosophy.

Today UCD is Ireland’s largest university with almost 25,000 students. It is the most popular destination for Irish school-leavers and actively promotes university life as a journey of academic and personal discovery through its highly innovative and flexible UCD Horizons undergraduate curriculum.

Further information on UCD is available at www.ucd.ie

UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation

The conference is organised by UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and  Cybercrime Investigation (UCD CCI), a unique, world-class education and research centre with strong and well-established collaborative relationships with law enforcement and industry.

For more than 15 years, UCD CCI has equipped teams of international cybercrime experts with the skills, knowledge and tools to pre-empt and protect against increasingly serious cybercrime attacks. The Centre’s exceptional research and training techniques have empowered national and international law enforcement agencies such as An Garda Síochána, INTERPOL, Europol, and industry groups such as the Irish Banking Federation (IBF), and large global corporations like Microsoft.

UCD CCI has created a network of formal relationships with INTERPOL, Europol, Visa (Europe), the IBF and IMPACT, and informal collaborations with organisations that include: UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe), OLAF (the European Anti-Fraud Office), Microsoft, CitiBank, INFACT, and eBay.

Further information on UCD CCI is available at www.ucd.ie/cci


The European Commission provided just under €3 million to support the 2CENTRE project, which created a network of Cybercrime Centres of Excellence for training, research and education that initially consisted of two national centres; in France and Ireland, and a Co-ordination Centre. Each national centre is a partnership between law enforcement, industry and academia, who work together to develop training programmes and qualifications as well as quality research products and tools to use in the fight against cybercrime.

UCD CCI was chosen to lead the project as one of the very few institutions working with LE in this arena. Over the years, UCD CCI have acquired an unrivalled and enviable reputation in the field of education, training and tool development for hi-tech crime investigators around the globe. Partnership is a key aspect of the 2Centre project and the intention is that all project output will be shared amongst the network partners. 

For further information please visit www.2centre.eu