The University of Massachusetts Cybersecurity Institute is a multi-disciplinary home for security research and education at UMass. The driving mission of the Institute is to advance Security for the Common Good. Researchers and educators that are a part of the Institute lead projects and courses that help society, including increasing privacy, protecting personal information, thwarting exploitation of the vulnerable, and increasing access to the Internet.  Working with partners in government, industry, and academia, the Institute seeks to advance scientific and societal understanding of pressing issues in the field.

Faculty and students that are part of the Institute work in research areas spanning security, privacy, and forensics challenges in networking and communications, embedded systems, software engineering, software systems, applied cryptography, policy, cryptocurrency, and more. Across many colleges, we offer a world-class curriculum in security as part of certificates and BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees.


 

 

Recent News

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July 05, 2022
The Cybersecurity Institute has joined forces with the Center for Data Science (CDS) to create Data Corps, a new core facility at UMass. Data Corps is a team of experienced software engineers and data scientists that are available to work with on-... more
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July 05, 2022
Prof. Wayne Burleson (ECE) presented a 2022 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, a series dedicated to acknowledging the work of UMass' most esteemed and accomplished faculty members. Each honoree is presented with the Chancellor's Medal, the highest... more
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May 31, 2022
Doctoral student Emily First and Professor Yuriy Brun (CICS) received a Distinguished Paper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery's special interest group on software engineering (ACM SIGSOFT) at the 2022 International Conference on... more
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May 22, 2022
Assistant Professor Adam O'Neill (CICS) is one of three authors who recently received the prestigious Test-of-Time Award from the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) for their paper "Deterministic and Efficiently Searchable... more
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April 15, 2022
Professir Brian Levine (CICS) was named the 2022 Baskin School of Engineering Distinguished Graduate Student Alumnus. This award is given to one Baskin School of Engineering graduate student alum each year who "has made major contributions to... more