Cybersecurity Research

Academic and Applied Research for Cybersecurity Challenges


Georgia Tech is one of the top research institutes and is currently ranked number one in undergraduate cybersecurity education by U.S. News & World Report. In 2020 Georgia Tech launched the new School of Cybersecurity and Privacy.

The Institute has 13 cybersecurity labs and centers and more than 500 cybersecurity researchers. Georgia Tech is at the forefront of creating new cybersecurity solutions with application in the real world — working to strengthen national defense, ensure economic continuity, and protect individual freedom. 

For nearly two decades, Georgia Tech has ranked among the top 10 public universities in the U.S., with undergraduate and graduate programs for computer science ranking in the top 10 nationally and fifth in the world. Georgia Tech’s cybersecurity research is regularly accepted into premier, peer-reviewed academic conferences and honored by independent organizations.

Georgia Tech has numerous multidisciplinary academic labs dedicated to cybersecurity, as well as the Georgia Tech Research Institute [GTRI] — one of just 14 University Affiliated Research Centers* accredited by the U.S. Department of Defense. Such close collaboration between basic and applied research organizations within a university is rare in cybersecurity.

Comprehensive research areas include: 


Cyber research highlights

How should the private sector use personal data? 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?
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Labs and Research Centers


The Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) offers a single point of entry to 13 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. 

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). 

Center for 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. 

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.

Converged Systems Security Lab

The Converged Systems Security laboratory seeks to safeguard the future of the next-generation communications infrastructure through innovative research. 

Cybersecurity, Information Protection, Hardware Evaluation Research (CIPHER) Lab

The CIPHER Lab is a leader in developing the technologies that secure, defend, and respond to threats within our country's information, distribution and network systems. 

Cyber Forensics Innovation (CyFI) Lab 

The CyFI Laboratory's mission is to further the investigation of advanced cyber crimes and the analysis and prevention of next-generation malware attacks. 

Financial Services Innovation Lab

The Financial Services Innovation Lab in the Scheller College of Business contributes to Georgia Tech's mission of effectiveness and innovation as a hub for finance education, research and industry development in the Southeast. 

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. 


Founded in 1998, the historic Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) at the School of Computer Science was an early leader in data security. 

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. 

Intel Science & Technology Center for Adversary-Resilient Security Analysis 

The Intel Science & Technology Center for Adversary-Resilient Security Analytics (ISTC-ARSA) is a multi-disciplinary research center managed by the IISP at Georgia Tech. 

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. 

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.