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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. July 6, 2020Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps: Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties
    picture of a cell phone with contact tracing app selection

    Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps

    Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties

    By Angelica Sanchez

    University Relations

       

    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.

  2. May 19, 2020Coronavirus statement

    Statement on privacy-respecting and trust-worthy COVID-19 tracing apps (version française ci-dessous - for the French version see below)

  3. 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

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  1. Oct. 21 to 26, 2020uXperience | Think Privacy

    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.

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