Welcome

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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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
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January 25, 2020
In the spring 2020, four MITRE Corp. experts will be teaching a new 500-level course, COMPSCI 590J Cyber Effects: Reverse Engineering, Exploit Analysis, and Capability Development.  This course that will cover topics related to cyber security and... more
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October 10, 2019
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the Cybersecurity Institute will host four guest speakers this October from government, industry, and higher education to promote cybersecurity awareness.
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October 01, 2019
Professor Amir Houmansadr received a two-year $600,000 DARPA Grant to investigate the privacy of messaging applications.