Welcome to the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute

Facilitating collaborative research and training

Cybersecurity and privacy are emerging as central issues our society needs to tackle in the coming decade to secure our future. The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) at the University of Waterloo, is tackling these challenges head-on by fostering interdisciplinary research collaborations and increasing the visibility and strength of Waterloo's cybersecurity and privacy research. CPI is advancing discovery and partnerships in numerous application areas including:

  • Quantum computing & communication
  • Data science
  • Cryptography
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Policy & Legal
  • Social impacts of security and privacy

CPI’s vision is to be internationally recognized as a leading interdisciplinary research institute making significant impacts in improving information security and human privacy. Waterloo is uniquely capable of devising effective cybersecurity and privacy tools and technologies, commercializing these advancements, developing the next generation of cybersecurity leaders, and leading industry-academic collaboration. 



Thursday, October 12, 2023 8:30 am - 6:30 pm EDT

2023 Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute Annual Conference

This event centres on our theme, “Protecting Diverse Application Domains", which will highlight current and future efforts within the cybersecurity and privacy sphere, with keynote speakers, panel discussions, and industry talks. This conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, entrepreneurs, start ups, government, sponsors, and businesses.