Euronext and CSIT collaborate to secure exchanges

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), the UK’s lead university centre for cyber security research has today announced that Euronext, the primary exchange in the Euro zone with more than 1,300 listed issuers worth €3.1 trillion in market capitalisation, has become a Full Member and official partner. CSIT 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.

Through its novel ‘Open Innovation’ model, CSIT recognises the importance of having appropriate partners shape and direct its research agenda so that it has strong commercial and societal impact.

CSIT membership will allow Euronext to leverage top tier cyber security research, ensuring its security posture is forward looking, dynamic, and cutting edge. Further, it will provide Euronext with the opportunity to test new security defence ideas and approaches, anticipate unique attack vectors, and work in a public-private partnership to quickly respond to future threats by leveraging some of the top academic minds in this field.

Robert Duncan, Chief Information Security Officer for Euronext, said: “We are pleased to announce a partnership with CSIT, one of the top cyber security clusters in the European Union. Ensuring we protect the exchange from any threat that could affect the orderly functioning of our markets is important to our customers, stakeholders, and regulator partners. Euronext deploys best of breed security technologies to support our Cyber Security strategy.”

Euronext has invested in a strong IT team based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast has a strong reputation as a growing IT and Cyber Security Hub, and Euronext is well positioned to leverage a deep pool of local talent and growing Cyber and Technology skillsets in Belfast.

“Having Euronext as a member and collaborative partner helps to apply our cyber security expertise into different market verticals. Belfast is fast becoming a leading centre for capital markets engineering. Cyber security is an important element in maintaining trust in global markets.” said Stephen Wray, Commercial Director for CSIT.

“We look forward to working with Euronext in the months and years ahead to develop innovative new solutions to protect the exchange from cybercrime, external attacks, and malicious activities as well as looking at how our existing knowledge and IP can be applied to this industry.”

Find out more about the benefits of collaborating with CSIT here: http://www.csit.qub.ac.uk/CollaboratewithCSIT/

For more information contact David Crozier, CSIT Technical Marketing Manager: +44 28 9097 1700

Notes to editors:

About Euronext
Euronext is the primary exchange in the Euro zone with more than 1,300 listed issuers worth €3.1 trillion in market capitalisation, an unmatched blue-chip franchise consisting of 24 issuers in the EURO STOXX 50® benchmark and a strong, diverse domestic and international client base.

Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. Euronext operates regulated markets, Alternext and the Free Market; in addition it offers EnterNext, which facilitates SMEs’ access to capital markets. https://www.euronext.com/en

About CSIT
The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), the UK’s lead university centre for cyber security research, is a UK 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. CSIT has been awarded “Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research” status by the UK’s GCHQ in partnership with the Research Councils’ Global Uncertainties Programme (RCUK) and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). CSIT’s vision is to be a global innovation hub for cyber security, accelerating new value creation, driving new venture creation and building capacity for the cyber security industry.http://www.csit.qub.ac.uk