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. 30021
- July 6, 2020
Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps
Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties
By Angelica Sanchez
In an effort to track the spread of COVID-19, more and more contact tracing apps will continue to emerge. However, there are major concerns surrounding privacy issues when it comes to technology such as these apps collecting personal data.
- May 19, 2020
Statement on privacy-respecting and trust-worthy COVID-19 tracing apps (version française ci-dessous - for the French version see below)
- Apr. 6, 2020
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
- Oct. 21 to 26, 2020
The UXperience | Think Privacy Design Jam will bring together Jammers to create a Privacy-Conscious Design Solution that brings people together. Think Privacy will deliver five days of pre-recorded and live content with four days of team action. Think Privacy will harness the power of experts to guide Jammers in developing a privacy-conscious design toolset. Participants can register as Jammers in teams of five to participate in the design challenge or join individually as Guests to partake in the talks and speakers’ Q & A sessions.