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. Oct. 10, 2019CPI Poster prize winners announced
     
     

    The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI), held their 2

  2. Sep. 24, 2019Second-year CS student Anne Chung and her teammate Lena Nguyen win privacy-themed Citizen Hacks competition
    Lena Nguyen and Anne Chun

    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.

  3. Sep. 23, 2019Professor Florian Kerschbaum comments on City of Stratford’s ransomware attack
    Picture of Dr. Florian Kerschbaum

    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.

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  1. Oct. 23, 2019Summit for Responsible Innovation and Technology
    Artificial intelligence robot

    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:

  2. Oct. 24 to 26, 201911th Biennial Symposium on Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance

    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:

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