Security for the Common Good

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. 

UMass Amherst's College of Information and Computer Sciences is consistently ranked among the top 20 computer science graduate programs in the nation.   UMass Amherst is rated R1, the highest classification for research activity. The university is the only R1 research univesity in New England that offers online security courses.