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

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
October 18, 2023
The Cybersecurity Institute held its first Hackathon on Friday, October 13th, in CS 150/151. The hackathon's primary focus was on understanding what tools could help make mobile apps safe by design. The event's goal was to make progress in building... more
August 15, 2023
The New York Times recently published an article about Professor Brian Levine's research on identifing risky apps. He and a team of researchers have built a searchable website called the App Danger Project, which provides clear guidance on the... more
July 26, 2023
A team of ECE faculty, Profs. Burleson, Xia, Goeckel and Lorenzo have started a new research project funded by the Army Research Lab on Cognitive Distributed Sensing in Congested Radio Frequency Environments. The work involves new algorithms,... more
June 20, 2023
Professor Brian Levine, director of the UMass Rescue Lab, is a contributor to a Wall Street Journal investigative report alleging that Instagram's algorithms are helping connect and promote a vast network of accounts devoted to the commission and... more