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. Dec. 4, 2019New partnership to investigate privacy on blockchain
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    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.

  2. Nov. 25, 2019Florian Kerschbaum comments on $2.1 million social engineering cyberattack on Waterloo Brewing

    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.

  3. Oct. 31, 2019Professor Florian Kerschbaum recognized by ACM as 2019 Distinguished Member
    Head shot of Dr. Florian Kerschbaum

    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.

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