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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August 27, 2020
Since February 2020, Brian Levine has been serving as a member of the European Commission's group on "Technical Solutions to Detect Child Sexual Abuse in End-to-end Encrypted Communications." 
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August 27, 2020
Brian Levine was quoted in a recent Boston Globe Magazine cover story by Linda Matchan about survivor Sarah Cooper.
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April 08, 2020
 On Monday, April 6th, Professor and Director of Cybersecurity Institute Brian Levine joined Arun Rath of WGBH on the air to discuss security and tips for videoconferencing. They addressed child safety, industrial espionage, "Zoom bombing," and how... more
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March 11, 2020
The UMass team is current competing in the 2020 embedded Capture The Flag competition that is organized by MITRE. Contact Prof. Wayne Burleson for information.
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March 11, 2020
Hack@DAC, co-organized by Dan Holcomb, is an annual competition in which teams compete to find security vulnerabilities in bug-infested SoCs. Last year's competition had over 40 teams in the preliminary round and 12 in the final round. More... more