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
Assistant 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

Related News

  • March 25, 2020

    Person looking at multi-colored computer code on a computer monitor.

    RIT wins Northeast regional collegiate cyber defense competition

    A team of RIT cybersecurity students is moving on to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) after taking first place at the Northeast regional competition March 20–22. The students pulled together a win, despite having to compete from separate locations across the country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • February 21, 2020

    two men standing in lobby of computing hall.

    Podcast: Using AI to Root Out Deep Fake Videos  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 32: Deep learning, part of artificial intelligence, is being used to create fake videos that look and sound like the real thing. Professor Matthew Wright, director of RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity Research, talks with John Sohrawardi, a Ph.D. student in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, about software they are creating that uses AI to help journalists root out deep fake videos.