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.

Contact:

Florian Kerschbaum - Executive Director

Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute 519-888-4567 ext. 37746

  1. Sep. 25, 2018New blockchain protocol could improve government and corporate procurementFlorian Kerschbaum

    A new blockchain tool developed by a researcher at the University of Waterloo and a collaborator at Airbus in Germany could make procurement of goods and services safer and more impartial.

    The tool, a blockchain auction protocol that allows for more safe and secure bidding on contracts with companies, so that the online auction is more difficult to hack or manipulate than conventional methods.

  2. Sep. 17, 2018Yuhao Dong, Woojung Kim and Raouf Boutaba win best student paper award at Blockchain-2018Yuhao Dong and Raouf Boutaba

    Computer science doctoral student Yuhao Dong, master’s student Woojung Kim, along with their supervisor  Raouf Boutaba, have received the best student paper award at Blockchain-2018, the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain.

  3. July 30, 2018Professor Ian Goldberg, his doctoral student Nik Unger and colleagues win prestigious paper awards at PETS 2018Ian Goldberg

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ian Goldberg, along with his PhD student Nik Unger and colleagues, have won three prestigious paper awards at the 2018 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Held this year in Barcelona, Spain from July 24–27, 2018, PETS is the top research venue dedicated to the study and advancement of privacy enhancing technologies.

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  1. Sep. 25, 2018Evaluating the Australian Government’s Legislative Response to the Encryption Debate

    Adam Molnar, Deakin University

    Abstract

    The Australian Government released a proposed draft of legislation that would expand national security and law enforcement agencies’ access to encrypted communications on August 15, 2018. The draft, entitled the ‘Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018’ follows after several months of consultations.

  2. Sep. 28, 2018Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute LaunchGraphical representation of cybersecurity with a lock

    Join us

    On Friday, September 28 we will launch the new Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute.

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