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

May 23, 2023
Three members of the UMass Cybersecurity Team were among eight graduating seniors chosen by the UMass Amherst Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) to receive its 2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Awards.... more
November 30, 2022
On 11/19/22, members of the UMass Cybersecurity traveled to New Haven, CT and won New
November 17, 2022
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Healy and Northeastern District Attorney David Sullivan visited the University of Amherst campus in October to kick off a new collaborative effort with the UMass Cybersecurity Institute. The Institute and the... more
November 08, 2022
Amir Houmansadr, professor of information and computer sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was recently awarded a $1,000,000 Young Faculty Award (YFA) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for his work on the... more
July 20, 2022
The UMass Amherst's Cybersecurity Institute and the Digital Evidence Lab of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (AGO) will offer an exciting new program starting in September 2022. The program is seeking UMass students to work in an on-... more