Welcome to the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute
Canada can be a world leader in cybersecurity and privacy, exploiting a growing need for solutions by exporting innovations in platforms, software and services to the world. Waterloo is Canada’s leader at turning information and communication technology (ICT) research into innovations that create economic advantage.
Waterloo has world-leading research strengths in:
- Privacy enhancing technologies
- Human-computer interaction
- Networks and distributed systems
- Mathematics relevant to cryptography.
Waterloo is uniquely capable of devising effective cybersecurity and privacy tools and technologies, commercializing these tools and technologies, developing the next generation of cybersecurity leaders, and leading an industry-academic collaboration.
Florian Kerschbaum - Executive Director
Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute 519-888-4567 ext. 30021
- Dec. 4, 2019
The University of Waterloo and the Open Application Network (The OAN) are partnering to investigate solutions to the challenge of preserving privacy in the context of Open Applications on blockchain networks.
- Nov. 25, 2019
Waterloo Brewing has lost millions in an impersonation scheme, an incident the company described as a “social engineering cyberattack” by a sophisticated third party. In its November 21, 2019 media release, the Kitchener firm announced that the attack occurred earlier this month and it has not yet recovered any of the $2.1 million wired to the fraudulent third-party account.
- Oct. 31, 2019
The Association for Computing Machinery has named Professor Florian Kerschbaum a Distinguished Member. He joins 62 individuals globally who have received this prestigious recognition in 2019 for outstanding scientific contributions.
- Feb. 28, 2020
Media, government, and industry commonly frame Security and Privacy as diametrically opposed: protecting one requires sacrificing the other.