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.
Florian Kerschbaum - Executive Director
Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute 519-888-4567 ext. 37746
- Oct. 10, 2019
The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI), held their 2
- Sep. 24, 2019
A pair of second-year University of Waterloo students shared the top prize at the inaugural Citizen Hacks, a recent hackathon focused on creating technology to protect privacy.
- Sep. 23, 2019
On April 14, 2019, hackers targeted Stratford City Hall with a ransomware attack, which led to several crucial servers becoming unresponsive and unavailable. The attacker had installed malware on six of the city’s physical servers and on two virtual servers, then encrypted all systems so staff could not access information. The attack affected the city’s email system and online forms.
- Oct. 23, 2019
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to play an active role in shaping the direction of research, education, and policy at the University of Waterloo by attending the Summit for Responsible Innovation and Technology. This is an opportunity to provide valuable input and define Waterloo's culture of responsible innovation and technology.
Register to attend this exciting event featuring:
- Oct. 24 to 26, 2019
The Centre for Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance at the University of Waterloo (UW CISA) will be holding its 11th biennial symposium held in Toronto, Canada. Our symposia are recognized for the extensive interaction between practitioners and academics. Papers and panels from academe and practice will address risks, controls and assurance issues associated with the following topics: