Cyber Facilities, Labs & Centers

Single Point of Entry... To Solutions

The Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) offers a single point of entry to 11 cybersecurity facilities, labs and centers across Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute where faculty, students and partners are creating the next cyber solutions. Labs and centers span information assurance, embedded systems, threat intelligence methods, data mining, machine learning, cyber-physical systems, resilient military cyberdefense, and more. These secure, well-equipped spaces together form a collaborative hive to anticipate, overcome, and continually resist emerging cyberthreats.

What's unique at Georgia Tech
  • 200,000 square feet of classified research space offers partners the utmost proprietary protection for their data and discoveries.
  • 12,000 square feet of multiple, sensitive compartment information facilities (SCIF) and special access program facilities (SAPF) support defense research.
  • 30 accredited, closed areas meet stringent government requirements for secure facilities.
  • Secure Collaborative Visualization Environment (SCoVE) connects to government facilities nationwide for simulation and visualization testing.
  • 250,000 samples of malware are collected daily and analyzed for industry and government partners at the GTRI Malware Bank.
  • The Southern Crossroads high-speed connectivity network resides at Georgia Tech to serve the Southeastern United States research and education communities, federal government, other laboratories and non-profit institutions.

Contact any lab directly or, for help beginning your project, contact the Institute for Information Security & Privacy at 404.385.3190.

Astrolavos Lab

The Astrolavos Lab in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering is a computer security group at Georgia Institute of Technology, comprised of Ph.D. and post-doctoral researchers from the schools of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science (CS). Research aims to provide generalizable solutions to security problems with high operational impact.

Principal Investigator: Manos Antonakakis, 404.385.5253
Focus: Academic

266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
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Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies

The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) fosters the development of interdisciplinary Internet of Things (IoT) research and education that bridges sponsors with Georgia Tech researchers and faculty as well as industry members who share similar interests. CDAIT is a global, nonprofit, partner-funded center of excellence in IoT that stimulates creativity, productivity gains and revenue generation while addressing critical surrounding societal issues such as privacy, trust, ethics, regulation and policy.

Director: Alain Louchez
Focus: Academic and Applied

75 5th St NW, 9th Floor, Suite 900
Atlanta, GA, 30308 

Communications Assurance & Performance Group

The CAP Group in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering works at the intersection of the networking and security fields. The Group develops algorithms to enable a more secure and efficient network infrastructure, with computer systems that are more accountable and less vulnerable to attacks and abuse. Research is comprised of two complementary approaches: 1) designing and deploying real-world systems, tools, and algorithms that are immediately applicable to today’s networks, and 2) developing fundamental network primitives and algorithms that can transform network security and management. Current research applies these approaches to four areas: 1) privacy; 2) cyber physical systems security (specifically, cybersecurity for critical infrastructure networks); 3) security in wireless networks; and 4) network monitoring and performance.

Principal Investigator: Raheem Beyah, 404.894.2531
Focus: Academic

266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
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Converged Systems Security Lab

The Converged Systems Security laboratory seeks to safeguard the future of the next-generation communications infrastructure through innovative research. The lab exists within the School of Computer Science and has been a long-time affiliate of GTISC -- the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, which was the predecessor to the Institute for Information Security & Privacy. The Converged Systems Security Lab seeks to impact the direction of telecommunications by combining novel security concepts without compromising the real-world performance requirements of massive communications systems. 

Principal Investigator: Mustaque Ahamad, 404.894.2593
Focus: Academic

266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
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Cyber Technology & Information Security Laboratory

The Cyber Technology and Information Security Lab (CTISL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute tackles tough security issues within military and non-military networks, and has supported the U.S. military for more than 20 years. Many of its solutions have been accredited, tested, and fielded for ground, air, and maritime operations centers. Its information exchange solutions pass the rigorous testing required to operate on the nation’s most secure networks. Through five divisions, CITSL research addresses cyber threats and countermeasures, secure multi-level information sharing, resilient command and control network architectures, reverse engineering, information operations and exploitation, quantum computing and sensing, data analytics, and more. CTISL brings this knowledge to the classroom by providing professional education offerings across the cyber landscape.

Director: Alexa Harter, 404.407.7816
Focus: Applied research

171 17th St., 9th floor
Atlanta, GA 30363
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Georgia Tech Cyber Security

The Georgia Tech Cyber Security team protects Georgia Tech users and resources from potential attacks, provides password and identity management, and publishes timely tips about common threats. Resources are focused on nine areas: consultation, education and awareness, endpoint security, incident response and forensics, IT security policy, network security, operations center, partnerhsips, and compliance. As a partner of the Institute for Information Security & Privacy, the Cyber Security team provides resources to researchers in the form of network and system log data. This data allows real-world information from a large, multi-faceted organization to be used by researchers to test their hypothesis and engineer leading-edge cyber security solutions.

Director: Jimmy Lummis, 404.385.0334
Focus: Operational response and education

258 4th Street NW
Atlanta, GA  30542
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GTISC Lab

Founded in 1998, the historic Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) at the School of Computer Science was an early leader in data security. GTISC conducted research in systems and network security, botnet detection and attribution, malware analysis, virtual machine monitoring, mobile systems security, and detection and mitigation of information manipulation on the Internet. Across nearly two decades, more than 100 oft-cited papers were published by Georgia Tech researchers at top cybersecurity academic conferences, with many stemming from GTISC work. In 2015, GTISC was formally absorbed into the IISP. Its information assurance work continues as one of 11 cybersecurity labs across Georgia Tech and GTRI. Projects today are funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and private industry partners such as Intel Corp., Google, and Facebook.

Principal Investigator: Wenke Lee, 404.385.2879
Focus: Academic

266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
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Information & Communications Laboratory

The Information & Communications Laboratory (ICL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute solves complex communication problems relating to the future of communications, secure information and user experience. ICL's cybersecurity research includes network vulnerability and communications intelligence; information exchange standards, architectures and governance; identity and prilvege management; predictive analysis and intelligent decision making; geospatial systems, and policy analysis. ICL is home to nationally and internationally recognized programs, and is host to the National Information Exchange Federation (NIEF) -- linking law enforcement agencies across the United States through Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM).

Director: Jeff Evans, 404.407.8245
Focus: Applied research

250 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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Intel Science & Technology Center for Adversary-Resilient Security Analytics

The Intel Science & Technology Center for Adversary-Resilient Security Analytics (ISTC-ARSA) is a multi-disciplinary research center managed by the Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) at Georgia Tech. It studies the vulnerabilities of machine learning (ML) algorithms and develops new security approaches to improve the resilience of ML applications, including security analytics, search engines, customized news feeds, facial and voice recognition, fraud detection, and more. Work at the ISTC-ARSA will compliment additional ML research conducted by the Machine Learning at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) research center at the College of Computing.

Principal Investigator: Wenke Lee, 404.385.2879
Focus: Academic

266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
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The Polo Club of Data Science

The Polo Club of Data Science in the School of Computational Science & Engineering bridges data mining and human-computer interaction (HCI) to synthesize scalable, interactive tools that help people understand and interact with billion-scale data. They blend techniques from machine learning, data mining, visualization and user interaction. Notable projects include: (1) the Polonium and Aesop malware detection technologies, deployed and patented with Syamntec, that protects over 120 million people worldwide; (2) the Apolo and MAGE system that combine machine inference and visualization to guide the user to interactively explore large graphs, and (3) award-winning open source graph mining libraries (Pegasus).

Director: Polo Chau, 404.385.7682
Focus: Applied research

266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
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Systems Software & Security Laboratory

The SS&S Lab in the School of Computer Science builds practical systems with focuses on security, performance, robustness, or just to test the limits of what systems can or can't do. Student and faculty research projects have been published in top academic conferences, and have made great impacts on widely used computing tools, such as Firefox, Android, and the Linux kernel -- used by millions of people every day. Research regularly addresses Internet and browser security, operating system security, synchronization, virtualization, algorithms and randomness.

Principal Investigator: Taesoo Kim, 404.385.2934
Focus: Academic

266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
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