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

March 25, 2022
UMass is hosting New England Hardware Security Day, April 1. The event is jointly organized by several universities to bring together students, researchers, practitioners, and industry partners in the field of hardware security to share their work... more
March 23, 2022
UMASS CYBERSEC Club is excited to present UMassCTF 2022 on April 1, 22:00 UTC - April 3, 22:00 UTC.  UMassCTF 2022 is an exciting opportunity for students to work together to solve interesting CTF challenges, learn new skills, win an awesome range... more
September 20, 2021
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Amherst will continue to play a lead role in protecting the nation's computing networks and infrastructure through a $4.4 million federal grant to educate cybersecurity researchers and professionals... more
April 13, 2021
UMass Rescue Lab partners with MaxMind to use its IP geolocation tool (GeoIP2) to rescue hundreds of children from abuse.  
April 02, 2021
The Oak Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to UMass Amherst Professor Brian Levine, Research Fellow Jagath Jai Kumar, and  University of California Berkeley Professor Hany Farid to increase the safety of children online.