Cybersecurity

Our nationally recognized program takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackling one of the most pressing problems facing our nation – the security of our digital and physical worlds.

3M

Estimated number of unfilled cybersecurity positions around the world

13

Years that RIT has been designated a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity Education by NSA and Department of Homeland Security

$2T

Estimated cost of data breaches in 2019

5

Years hosting the world’s best cybersecurity students for the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC)

Global Cybersecurity Institute

The Global Cybersecurity Institute will drive real societal and economic impact. It will become a nexus for cybersecurity knowledge, AI impact, and leadership. By design, it will be agile, collaborative, and human-centric, bringing together education and research leaders from a range of disciplines spanning technology and social sciences.

Learn more about the Global Cybersecurity Institute 

Key Faculty and Staff

Anne Haake
Dean GCCIS
Dean’s Office
585-475-5365
Steve Hoover
Executive Director of the Global Cybersecurity Institute
Global Cybersecurity Institute
585-475-5142
Matthew Wright
Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Research
Global Cybersecurity Institute
585-475-5432
Bo Yuan
Department Chair
Department of Computing Security
585-475-4468
Mehdi Mirakhorli
Associate Professor
Department of Software Engineering
585-475-4663
Justin Pelletier
Director of the GCI Cyber Range and Training Center
Global Cybersecurity Institute
585-475-2533
Bill Stackpole
Professor
Department of Computing Security
585-475-5351

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