Locking down solutions to keep information safe and secure

Today’s digital world is more interconnected than ever before but this increased connectivity can lead to greater risk of fraud and theft.

Cybersecurity is of critical importance because of increased reliance on computer systems, the internet, Wi-Fi, wireless devices, smartphones and bluetooth.

Waterloo Engineering's interdisciplinary cybersecurity experts are leaders in developing software and hardware-based solutions for a wide range of wired and wireless communication networks to protect the integrity of both business and personal data.

Our researchers are working on safety-critical systems to ensure that wireless connections and IOT devices and systems, are dependable, secure, safe and reliable.

  1. June 4, 2018Waterloo joins world’s research leaders to advance blockchain and cryptography

    The University of Waterloo will join top universities across the globe on an initiative designed to advance research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and digital payment systems.

  2. Feb. 1, 2018Kik’s new cryptocurrency designed to be a game-changer

    Kin offers a unique way to earn and spend value while taking part in digital world activities.

    Ted Livingston saw the future on a smartphone while he was a Waterloo Engineering student doing a string of co-op work terms at BlackBerry.

    Now, more than a decade later, he is determined to both shape that future and make it pay as founder and CEO of Kik Interactive, a mobile chat platform that achieved unicorn startup status - one of six unicorns with roots at Waterloo Engineering - with a US $1-billion valuation in 2015.

  3. Oct. 8, 2017Working with industry to improve cybersecurity technology

    Few people outside government and the military paid any attention to cryptography when Gord Agnew began pioneering work in the field in the early 1980s.

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