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 11 labs and centers dedicated to academic and solution-oriented applied research, the IISP leverages intellectual capital from across Georgia Tech and external partners to address vital solutions for national defense, economic continuity, and individual freedom. Our aim is to anticipate, overcome and continually resist emerging cyberthreats through expert insight, innovative breakthroughs, and cutting-edge curriculum. As a hub for national collaboration, the IISP helps government and industry partners move Georgia Tech's cyber research into deployable solutions that close the innovation gap with immediate application in the world.

Students, Faculty and Staff reporting a cybersecurity incident may contact Georgia Tech Cyber Security.

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


Simulated Ransomware Attack Shows Vulnerability of Industrial Controls
Georgia Tech News Center
Feb. 13, 2017

Trick of Tweet: Data Tool Pinpoints Words Seen as Credible
Scientific American
Feb. 3, 2017

Georgia Tech IoT Center Continues to Grow, Make Global Impact
IoT Evolution World
Jan. 30, 2017

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

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


Featured Event


Friday, Feb. 24 @Noon

Free, one-hour lecture about emerging research

Mattia Fazzini, Ph.D. Student
"Tagging and Tracking of Multi-level Host Events for Transparent Computing"