Cyber Threats Intelligence Centre (CyTIC)

An international reputation for cyberspace expertise

CyTIC brings together a range of Swansea University’s research interests and collaborative partners to support the development of technologies and processes for security agencies, law enforcement, policy makers and practitioners.

We have an international reputation for our research on cyberterrorism and terrorists’ use of the internet for propaganda, radicalisation and recruitment, and has hosted an Advanced Research Workshop on this theme, supported by NATO's Science for Peace and Security Programme. Key academic partners include Dublin City University, Georgia State University, the Universities of Massachusetts Lowell, Grenoble, and Leiden, and Edith Cowan University. 

Collaboration and recognition

We are part of TechAgainstTerrorism, an initiative directly mandated by the UN Security Council to engage with smaller technology companies and startups to help build operational capacity and to inform the debate about terrorist use of their platforms. Two members of the Cyberterrorism Project team have received Fulbright Commission Cyber Security Awards, enabling them to spend an extended period of research leave at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A member of the team is also a member of EUROPOL's Advisory Group on online terrorist propaganda.

Collaborative Partners

The Centre’s collaborative partners include:

  • Facebook
  • ICT4Peace
  • National Counter Terrorism Policing Functions Command
  • NATO Centre of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism
  • NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence – Centre of Excellence
  • Royal United Services Institute
  • United Nations Interregional Crime Research Institute

CyTIC also supports research into cybercrime, fraud and digital intellectual property crime; online grooming and trafficking, and crypto drugs markets.