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

July 08, 2024
Congratulations to Professor and director of the UMass Cybersecurity Institute Brian Levine, who was appointed Distinguished Professor following approval by the UMass Board of Trustees for his contributions to research, leadership, teaching, and... more
June 25, 2024
Expanding the cybersecurity ecosystem through graduate and undergraduate education is core to the institute's mission.
June 18, 2024
Max Sonderegger was one of eight graduating seniors chosen by the UMass Amherst Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) Undergraduate Awards Committee to receive its 2024 Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Award, the college's... more
March 31, 2024
The Cybersecurity Institute continued its unique on-campus paid internship program in cooperation with the Digital Evidence Lab of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (AGO) and the Northeastern District Attorney's Office (NWDAO). This... more
March 20, 2024
Dean Laura Haas and Professor Brian Levine, director of the UMass Amherst Cybersecurity Institute, hosted Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell for a discussion and tour of the Digital Evidence Lab. A partnership between the Cybersecurity... more