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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. 30021

  1. Apr. 6, 2020Florian Kerschbaum receives 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award
    Florian Kerschbaum

    Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, Florian Kerschbaum, received a 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award from CS-Can/Info-Can, the nation’s professional society dedicated to representing all aspects of computer science and the interests of the discipline to Can

  2. Mar. 4, 2020Event brought together researchers to challenge misconceptions that security and privacy are diametrically opposed
    Julia Angwin, Maura Grossman, Scott Millar, Oliver Linow and Cat Coode

    Media, government, and industry commonly frame security and privacy as diametrically opposed: protecting one requires sacrificing the other. 

    Privacy, Infrastructures, Policy brought together researchers with international speakers from journalism, national security, academia and the corporate world to challenge these misconceptions. A central thread of each of the talks is the design, implementation, and benefits of privacy-enhancing social and technological infrastructures.

  3. Dec. 4, 2019New partnership to investigate privacy on blockchain
    Chain links with code

    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.

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