Multidisciplinary and problem-oriented

Common mission

  • At CERIT, we focus on researching the fundamental issues related to building a resilient digital society. Specifically, this includes issues related to cybersecurity.

  • These problems are complex by their nature. It is necessary to seek and combine approaches and methods from different disciplines and technological areas to solve them.

  • Therefore, multidisciplinarity is the basis of our research. At CERIT, we combine computer science approaches, management, law, security studies, economics, and other social sciences.

4 research directions

Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Research and development of tools and methods supporting a high level of security and resilience of critical infrastructures.

and politics

Research on legal and strategic tools applied at organisational, national and international level to build and ensure the security of the information society.

Digital Criminology and Forensic Science

Research, analysis and development of technical, organisational and legal tools to protect society from the harmful consequences of the development of the information society.

Disruptive technologies

Research focused on the security implications of the development of disruptive technologies and the development of innovative security technologies.

System projects

Czech Centre of Excellence for Cybercrime C4e

  • It is a center at Masaryk University that brings together expert academic departments to address complex problems in cyberspace.

  • The involved departments collaborate and conduct multidisciplinary excellent research and development within the research pillars as mentioned earlier. The acquired knowledge and experience are then passed on through education.

  • Specifically, C4e focuses on the following areas:

    • Cybersecurity,

    • Protection of critical information infrastructures,

    • Law and Regulation.

National Centre of Competence for Cybersecurity

  • NC3 brings together top research institutes and industry representatives, associations, and public authorities.

  • The purpose of the centre is to enable and unify the research activities of the partners involved and, in cooperation with the industry, to ensure the transfer of cybersecurity research results into application practice.

  • NC3 is closely linked to CERIT at the level of coordination and management. A Director and an Executive Committee head the Centre. The main decision-making power is in the hands of the Council, and the International Advisory Board acts as an advisory body composed of foreign experts.

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National Qualification Framework in Cybersecurity

  • ​The project aims to create a universal and comprehensive framework of qualifications in the Czech Republic in cybersecurity.

  • The framework will classify cybersecurity professionals' qualifications and roles, describe their required education, skills, and abilities, and serve as a uniform basis for training experts in this area in the Czech Republic

  • The project aims to provide a platform for unifying and aligning stakeholder perspectives on current and future requirements for cybersecurity experts.​

  • The framework will also include an action plan and an information system to enable the framework to be used in training and recruitment practices.

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Compliance programme for small and medium-sized enterprises

  • The subject of the research project is the analysis of the approach of small and medium-sized enterprises to the fulfillment of their legal, regulatory, and contractually assumed obligations and commitments and, in the broadest sense, the protection of their interests and thus implicitly the protection of the public interest (the so-called compliance approach).

  • In the Czech Republic, a systematic compliance approach is not used; the project will focus on identifying the causes in the first part and then offer practical and understandable solutions to SMEs.

  • The project intends to define the prerequisites for creating a model compliance program for small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • In the end, it is a standardized compliance solution in a digitalized world.


Electronic evidence in criminal proceedings

  • With the increase in crimes committed using modern technologies, there is a need for law enforcement authorities to respond adequately to such crimes and to deal effectively with electronic evidence.

  • The project will support the efficiency of law enforcement agencies by promoting legal, organizational, and technical solutions in the context of cybercrime.

  • The research will focus on ISP compliance with regulatory requirements for cooperation with law enforcement agencies, legal issues of the use of electronic evidence in criminal and adhesion proceedings, and the development of tools for the technical security and analysis of electronic evidence.


Sector Skills Alliances 2020

  • After the CONCORDIA and CyberSec4Europe projects, MU joined another international project in the Erasmus + program.

  • The project cooperates with partners from other countries and several Czech universities, such as the VUT.

  • The collective effort aims to create a functional framework of cybersecurity skills and capabilities and design blueprints for educational institutions.


Standards in cybersecurity

  • The project's main objective is to strengthen the level of cybersecurity in the Czech Republic and the Czech Republic's ability to fight cybercrime.

  • The project's goal will be achieved by establishing long-term cooperation mechanisms between the American organization National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Center of Competence for Cybersecurity, represented by Masaryk University.

  • NIST is a premier institution that has long been dedicated to creating and applying standards and compliance verification in the cybersecurity field. It is well suited to inspire and an ideal partner for long-term collaboration with the NC3 Research Centers and the Cybersecurity Innovation Hub.



  • The project's full title is Research on New Technologies to Enhance the Capabilities of Cybersecurity Professionals.

  • It aims to research methods and develop software for acquiring knowledge and skills in cybersecurity.

  • The developed software will implement a new format of practical cybersecurity education using security games.

  • The results of the project will be used to increase the professional readiness of employees of organizations with direct responsibility for ensuring the security of the Czech Republic.



  • The project aims to contribute to a systemic energy solution for the safe use of power flexibility associated with integrating new technologies and market players in the Czech environment.

  • Together with system operators, tools will be developed to have significant potential for actual deployment.


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