Cybersecurity at Georgia Tech

The Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) at Georgia Tech connects government, industry and academia to solve the grand challenges of cybersecurity. As a coordinating body for nine units dedicated to academic and solution-oriented applied research, the IISP leverages intellectual capital from across Georgia Tech and its external partners to address vital solutions for national security, economic continuity, and individual safety. The IISP educates and trains students and professionals through degree and life-long learning programs; engages government, industry and the public as a hub for national collaboration, and it transfers research results into deployable solutions that close the innovation gap with immediate application in the real world.

Cyber Research Thrusts


How should the private sector use personal information? Should the government be able to access communication in transit or at rest?

Consumer-Facing Privacy

How can consumers securely interact with technology? What are the best practices?


How can we definitively know who is responsible for a cyber breach? What can be done when we cannot attribute the breach?


How do we quantify & assess in real time? Who do we watch? What do we look for?


How should people, machines, and networks establish trust in reliable ways? How does the trust relationship change over time?

Cyber Physical Systems

What inputs and outputs should be part of the most fortified embedded and physical systems?

Educational Opportunities
Industry Engagement
2017 Threat Report


The 2017 Emerging Cyber Threats, Trends & Technologies Report

by Georgia Tech is an expert-driven outlook of how cybersecurity events are shaping new research solutions. Issued each Fall at the annual Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit.


Download the report

Issued at the 14th Annual Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit held Sept. 28, 2016.





Cyber in the News


Georgia Tech Launches World Class Incubator
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jan. 12, 2017

2016: The Year that IoT Broke the Internet
Dec. 28, 2016

President's Cybersecurity Commission Releases Report
Georgia Tech News Center
Dec. 2, 2016

Georgia Tech Gets $17 Million Defense Deal for Cyberattack Attribution
Dark Reading
Nov. 30, 2016

2016's States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft
Nov. 30, 2016


Featured Event


Friday, Jan. 20 @Noon

Free, one-hour lecture about emerging research

Arvind Narayanan
"Online Tracking: A 1-million-site Measurement and Analysis"

Details and registration