At WPI, Cybersecurity is a top-level research pillar for the university. Drawing on engineering, computer science, social sciences, management, and other disciplines, the program’s researchers work together to address today’s most critical threats in computer and network security, exploring and developing preemptive measures, comprehensive solutions, and ongoing safeguards.

Current research areas include software security, analysis of security policies and protocols, network security, embedded system security, cyber-physical system security, cryptography, and online privacy.

Research Groups

Faculty and students are encouraged to join one of WPI’s Cybersecurity research groups:

  • The Applied Logic & Security group, explores various problems related to security and applied logic, including research on privacy, network security, software engineering, software verification, security, and programming languages.
  • The Vernam Group

Research Facilities

As part of WPI’s Computer Science department, the Cybersecurity program has excellent laboratories, research spaces, and teaching facilities available for faculty members and students alike.

Fuller Laboratories

Fuller is home to the Computer Science Department, as well as the Computing and Communications Center and Academic Technology Center. It serves as the heart of WPI’s high-speed computer network, and contains several general access labs filled with Unix workstations, high-power PCs, Macs, laser printers, and other computer equipment.

Applied Logic and Security Group (ALAS) Laboratory

 The ALAS Lab has all the necessary equipment for researchers to collaborate on various problems related to security and applied logic, including issues of privacy, network security, software engineering, software verification, and programming languages.

WPI Designated as Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research

WPI has been recognized as an NSA/DHS Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Research. This recognition is a testament to the diverse and extensive research and other academic efforts by our security-related faculty.

How Websites Leak Your Personal Information

WPI Professor Craig Wills is an authority on online privacy, proving that social networking sites leak personal information to third-party advertising sites, giving these sites the ability to connect our browsing behavior with our real-world identities.

How Websites Leak Your Personal Information