In the August 2015 PCAST (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) report, the working group and PCAST members chose to examine closely eight specific areas that are critical to the future of Information Technology—cybersecurity being listed first. The Center for Cybersecurity has two main goals. The first goal is to research in the highly critical areas of information security and biometrics, privacy protection, trusted software engineering, security in mobile computing and wireless communications. The second goal is to advance the practice and public awareness of cybersecurity through various education and outreach activities.

Michigan Tech is in the application process for the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense  Education (CAE – CDE)Click here to learn more about  CAE-CDE at Michigan Tech.

Research Areas

  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Security and Biometrics
  • Privacy Protection
  • Trusted Software Engineering
  • Security in Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications

Center Resources

  • Computer Science System Group Labs
  • School of Technology System Group Labs

Center Director


Guy Hembroff


Yu Cai

Steven Goldsmith

Jean Mayo

Jeffrey Wall