The University of Massachusetts Cybersecurity Institute is the multi-disciplinary focal point for security research and education at UMass. The Institute brings together a multidisciplinary collection of internationally recognized faculty to address the critical, cross-industry need for innovative security research and well-trained cybersecurity professionals in the region. Working with partners in government, industry, and academia, the institute seeks to advance scientific and societal understanding of pressing issues related to the field.

Faculty and students that are part of the Institute work in research areas spanning security and privacy challenges in networking and communications, embedded systems, software engineering, software systems, applied cryptography, policy, fintech, 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 core mission is to create a sustained cybersecurity community, bringing together not only faculty from the UMass campus and the Five-College consortium, but also partners across government, industry, and academia in New England to advance scientific and societal understanding of the pressing issues raised by cybersecurity.



Recent News

January 15, 2019
The 2018 Fall Speaker Series focused researchers and practitioners from Massachusetts and New England. Speakers included Tony Martin (Intel), Christopher Kelly (Director Digital Evidence Lab, Office of the MA Attorney General), Jeff Long (MITRE),... more
August 14, 2018
Amir Houmansadr has two papers accepted at ACM CCS'18.  DeepCorr: Making Flow Correlation Attacks on Tor a Reality    Milad Nasr, Alireza Bahramali, and Amir Houmansadr   Machine Learning with Membership Privacy using Adversarial Regularization   ... more
August 13, 2018
Phillipa Gill along with Arun Dunna and Ciaran O'Brien recently published a paper on Tor Bridge Blocking that was accepted to FOCI 2018.  
March 28, 2018
Brian Levine recently spoke at Satoshi's Vision Conference which was held in Toyko, Japan on March 23 -25, 2018. The conference brought together developers, researchers, businesses, and Bitcoin Cash and other cryptocurrency enthusiasts from around... more
December 21, 2017
I. Koren, Keynote Address, "Detecting and counteracting benign faults and malicious attacks in cyber physical systems,"  RESCUE 2017 - Workshop on Reliability, Security and Quality, ETS 2017, May 2017.