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The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), a UK university centre for cyber security research, is an innovation and knowledge centre (IKC) based at Queen's University of Belfast's, Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) in the Northern Ireland Science Park.

The Centre brings together research specialists in complementary fields such as data encryption, network security systems, wireless enabled security systems, video analytics and intelligent surveillance technology. CSIT develops secure solutions to a number of particularly modern problems including the protection of mobile phone networks, guaranteeing privacy over unsecure networks, the creation of secure "corridors" for the seamless and rapid transit of people, and privacy and trust for financial markets. Researchers are also developing powerful computer processors, capable of detecting and filtering viruses and worms to protect mass information databases like financial records from malicious attack.