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 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?

Degree and Executive Education
Featured Event


15th Annual Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit
Join us in Atlanta
Sept. 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Join Georgia Tech’s researchers and partners from industry, government, military, and academia for Atlanta's first cybersecurity event of the season - #GTCSS17. Discover the latest nation-state cyber attribution research from Georgia Tech, meet industry leaders, mingle with emerging student talent, discuss the newest defenses, and more.