What is the Institute for Information Security & Privacy?

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 information security labs 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 provides a gateway to faculty, students, and scientists and a central location for national and international collaboration. Unbound by system rigidity or over-inflated egos, we’re discovering new solutions that close the innovation gap with immediate application in the real world.

Initial Research Areas


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?

Education Highlights
Industry Engagement
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 on Sept. 28, 2016.





Cyber News


Study Finds 'Lurking Malice' in Cloud Hosting Services
Georgia Tech Research Horizons
Oct. 19, 2016

Georgia Tech: 'Privacy and Technology on a Collision Course'
Atlanta Tech Edge, WXIA-TV
Oct. 17, 2016

Tech Releases Annual Cybersecurity Report
Oct. 14, 2016

DOJ Awards $6.3M to Support Law Enforcement Communities
American Security Today
Oct. 9, 2016

How Trump's Internet Policy Could Benefit Russia
The Ledger
Sept. 23, 2016


Featured Event


Oct. 21 @Noon in Klaus

Meet Dr. Michalis Polychronakis of Stony Brook University for a guest lecture:  "Defending Against Advanced Return-Oriented Programming Attacks"


RSVP today

Klaus Advanced Computing Building
266 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332