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.


Florian Kerschbaum - Executive Director

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

  1. Aug. 15, 2019Ian Goldberg and colleagues honoured for security research that has stood the test of time
    Ian Goldberg

    Professor Ian Goldberg, his colleagues David Wagner, Randi Thomas, and former PhD supervisor Eric Brewer have won the 2019 USENIX Security Test of Time Award for their research that also received the Best Paper Award at the Sixth USENIX Security Symposium in 1996.

  2. Aug. 14, 2019Researchers use blockchain to drive electric-vehicle infrastructure
    Car plugged into an electric vehicle charging station

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have integrated the use of blockchain into energy systems, a development that could result in expanded charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

    In a study that outlines the new blockchain-oriented charging system, the researchers found that there is a lack of trust among charging service providers, property owners and owners of electric vehicles (EVs). 

  3. July 29, 2019Cybersecurity and Privacy Excellence Graduate Scholarship Sponsored by Symcor Awarded
    Headshot picture of Chang Ge recipient of Cybersecurity and Privacy Graduate Scholarship sponsored by Symcor

    CPI would like to announce Chang Ge as the recipient of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute's Graduate Scholarship sponsored by Symcor 2019/2020.

    Chang Ge is a PhD student in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo since 2016, advised by Professor Ihab Ilyas. Previously, he obtained a MMath in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 2014. His research interest is in the area of data systems, with current interest in managing data quality on private data. His work has been applied in SAP HANA, IBM DB2 and Microsoft Azure Services.

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  1. Oct. 1, 2019CyberCity Conference
    Cybercity Conference

    The CyberCity Conference is planned for October 1.

    The goal of the conference is to bring companies and professionals in the region to share a common passion and help put Waterloo Region on the map as Canada's CyberCity.

  2. Oct. 2, 2019Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute Annual Conference
    Cybersecurity lock

    There is a growing need for cybersecurity and privacy solutions as the digital economy grows. To create world-leading cryptography and privacy technologies, academia, industry, and government are drawing on transformational research and collaborative energy.

  3. Oct. 5 to 6, 2019Blockchain and Security Workshop

    Blockchain technologies will greatly impact all aspects of business, government, and society. Before blockchains can be widely adopted and accepted however, academia and industry need to consider and address the security challenges associated with blockchain technologies. 

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