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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:

  • Cryptography
  • Security
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Algorithms
  • 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.

Read more about the Centre's research, training, and knowledge mobilization.


N. Asokan - Executive Director

Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute 519-888-4567 ext. 32263

  1. Nov. 22, 2021Congratulations to the CPI 2021 scholarship winners!

    Congratulations to Siddharth Priya and Mahbod Majid, the recipients of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Excellence Graduate Scholarship, which is worth $10,000 CAD for one academic year.

    This award is given to graduate students who:

  2. Nov. 19, 2021Chippie Cluster now available for CPI members

    A new compute facility, the Chippie cluster, is now available for use by researchers sponsored by CPI members. Chippie features fast multi-core processors and several GPUs. 

    Learn more on our page

  3. Nov. 18, 2021CPI Cybersecurity Month 2021 recordings are available!

    During October, we hosted a series of panels and events to commemorate Cybersecurity Month. 

    Some of these events included:

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  1. Dec. 1, 2021CPI Talk - Data Breaches and Multiple Points to Stop Them
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    How do we prevent, detect, or stop a data breach?

    Join us on Dec 1st to find out!

    Our guest speaker Daphne Yao also talks about data breaches, government regulations and cybersecurity risks in our newest CPI Talk!

    CPI Talks are open to everyone regardless of age! High school students and even non-Waterloo students/staff are welcome to join.

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