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Cybersecurity at Georgia Tech

Cybersecurity at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an interdisciplinary effort, spanning 13 research labs and centers across seven campus units and the Georgia Tech Research Institute, 700+ researchers, and 200,000 square feet of secured, classified space.

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The Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) at Georgia Tech serves as a coordinating body for cybersecurity research; as a gateway to faculty, students, and scientists at Georgia Tech, and as a central location for collaboration around six, critical research thrusts: Attribution, Cyber-Physical Systems, Machine-to-Machine Trust, Privacy Engineering, Policy, and Risk Management. By leveraging intellectual capital from across Georgia Tech and its external partners, we address vital solutions for national defense, economic continuity, and individual freedom. In partnership with the IISP, government and industry partners can help move Georgia Tech's cybersecurity research into deployable solutions that close the innovation gap with immediate application in the world.

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  • 12 degree pathways for future cybersecurity professionals
  • Among the first universities to launch a Master of Science in Information Security program (2002)
  • Now offering Master of Science in Cybersecurity -- a joint degree offered through the three Schools of Public Policy, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. The MS Cybersecurity degree supplants and expands MS Information Security.
  • $5 M scholarship fund to support government cybersecurity careers
  • 1,990 learners of cybersecurity professional education, to date (as of FY18)


Secure Research Facilities
  • 200,000 square feet of classified research space
  • 12,000 square feet in multiple sensitive compartment information facilities (SCIF) and special access program facilities (SAPF)
  • 30 accredited, closed areas
  • Secure Collaborative Visualization Environment (SCoVE) connected to government facilities nationwide for simulation and visualization testing


updated May 18, 2020