Carnegie Mellon Engineering

Strategic Initiatives: Cybersecurity

Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering is recognized worldwide for its expertise in designing and building devices and computer systems used for sensing, processing, communicating, and storing information. Areas of research include mobile systems, distributed computing, data storage, networking, sensors, MEMS, design, simulation, signal processing and sensor exploitation, embedded systems, and more. Vital to our mission is the development of secure, trustworthy, and sustainable computing and communications systems.


Cybersecurity Research

Cybersecurity spans a wide range of technologies, systems, and users. Research in cybersecurity at CMU is multidisciplinary, incorporating faculty from across the university with strength in areas such as policy development, risk management, and modeling. The aim is to build a new generation of technologies that will lead to measurable, available, secure, trustworthy, and sustainable computing and communications systems, as well as associated management and policy tools that enable successful utilization of the new technologies.

Several research centers related to cybersecurity include Carnegie Mellon CyLab and its associated centers:

Carnegie Mellon and the College of Engineering are also associated with the CERT Coordination Center (CERTCC).

Learn more about our efforts in cybersecurity by watching our videos:


Partnerships in Cybersecurity

Carnegie Mellon CyLab is a bold and visionary effort that establishes public-private partnerships to develop new technologies for measurable, secure, available, trustworthy, and sustainable computing and communications systems. CyLab is a world leader in both technological research and the education of professionals in information assurance, security technology, business, and policy, as well as security awareness among cyber-citizens of all ages.

Building on more than two decades of Carnegie Mellon leadership in Information Technology, CyLab is a university-wide initiative that involves more than 50 faculty members and 100 graduate students from more than six different departments and schools. CyLab offers a thriving corporate partnership program that offers several levels of engagement, ranging from a partners consortium to sponsored research projects.

Learn more about CyLab and its partnership program: