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.