About the Cybersecurity Institute

 

The University of Massachusetts Cybersecurity Institute is the multi-disciplinary focal point for security research and education at UMass. The driving mission of the Institute is to advance Security for the Common GoodResearchers 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.
 

The Institute's director is Professor Brian Levine.