About the Cybersecurity Institute


The University of Massachusetts Cybersecurity Institute is the multi-disciplinary focal point for security research and education at UMass. The Institute brings together dozens of internationally recognized faculty from across five UMass Amherst schools and colleges 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.

The Institute's director is Professor Brian Levine.