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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September 19, 2019
The "Stamatis Vassiliadis" Best Paper Award at FPL 2019 conference was awarded to George Provelengios, Daniel Holcomb, and Russell Tessier for their paper entitled: "Characterizing Power Distribution Attacks in Multi-User FPGA Environments"
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June 10, 2019
Former UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences faculty Kevin Fu and alums Thomas Heydt-Benjamin (MS '07), Benjamin Ransford (MS '10, PhD '13), Shane Clark (BS '07, MS '11, PhD '13), and Benessa Defend (MS '08) have received the... more
June 10, 2019
Marc Liberatore, a member of the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) teaching faculty and the associate director of the Digital Forensics Lab was selected to receive the college's 2019 College Outstanding Teaching Award... more
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February 01, 2019
Amir Houmansadr recently had a 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