Security and Privacy

Computer security aims to protect systems and data from unauthorized access or modification, providing the classic guarantees of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  Data privacy is concerned with safely negotiating the use of personal information.  CICS faculty are international leaders in a broad range of security and privacy topics, providing innovative technical solutions through a multidisciplinary approach to research.  Areas of active interest within the College include: protocol design, network security and privacy, network intrusion detection, privacy-protecting data transformations, digital forensics, web security, anonymous communication, censorship resistance, covert communication channels, programming language security, disruption-tolerant networks, cryptographic currencies, and program analysis methods to automatically improve cybersecurity.  

Our research efforts also involve faculty from other colleges and schools, including the Isenberg School of Management and the College of Engineering.