Welcome

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

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April 01, 2019
Amir Houmansadr, Assistant Professor recently a paper accepted at CISS 2019.Asymptotic Limits of Privacy in Bayesian Time Series Matching    Nazanin Takbiri, Amir Houmansadr, Dennis Goeckel, and Hossein Pishro-Nik   CISS 2019 
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April 01, 2019
Amir Houmansadr, Assistant Professor recently a paper accepted at IEEE S&P 2019. Comprehensive Privacy Analysis of Deep Learning: Stand-alone and Federated Learning under Passive and Active White-box Inference Attacks    Milad Nasr, Reza Shokri... more
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April 01, 2019
Amir Houmansadr's paper was accepted at NDSS 2019.   Enemy At the Gateways: Censorship-Resilient Proxy Distribution Using Game Theory    Milad Nasr, Sadegh Farhang, Amir Houmansadr, and Jens Grossklags   NDSS 2019 
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January 22, 2019
November 9: A workshop was held in Gunness Student Center to plan UMass-led proposal for NSF Engineering Research Center. Participants joined from MIT, Michigan, San Jose State, Raytheon, Bosch, Cryptography Research, and Google, among others.... more
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January 22, 2019
ECE department is conducting a faculty search in areas of computer engineering that include security.  Details can be found at: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/495946