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.
N. Asokan - Executive Director
Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute 519-888-4567 ext. 32263
- June 25, 2021
New Executive Director for Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute
Professor N. Asokan has been named Executive Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute for a term that began on May 1, 2021.
- Oct. 9, 2020
The University hopes to introduce a similar initiative in Canada to support cybersecurity workforce
The University of Waterloo, in partnership with several stakeholders, has launched a new platform in Singapore to help address a cybersecurity workforce skills gap in the region.
- July 6, 2020
Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps
Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties
By Angelica Sanchez
In an effort to track the spread of COVID-19, more and more contact tracing apps will continue to emerge. However, there are major concerns surrounding privacy issues when it comes to technology such as these apps collecting personal data.