As we become more reliant on digital technologies, protecting online information and data is of critical importance. To address this need, our department has developed a large research portfolio related to computer security, privacy, and assurance.

Housed within the Department of Computer Science is the Johns Hopkins Institute for Information Security (ISI), a leading hub for research and education in cryptography, privacy, medical information security, and software and system security. Through ISI’s leadership, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Johns Hopkins University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance in Research and Education.

Research Centers and Groups

Information Security Institute (ISI)

JHUISI is the university’s focal point for research and education in computer security, privacy and assurance.

Advanced Research in Cryptography Lab (ARC)

Research at ARC lab covers all aspects of theoretical and applied cryptography.

Security and Privacy in the Lifecycle of IoT for Consumer Environments (SPLICE)

SPLICE – Security and Privacy in the Lifecycle of IoT for Consumer Environments – addresses these risks by examining the human, social, and technological scope of the security and privacy challenges emerging in Smart Homes across a wide range of residential stakeholders, including owners, occupants, renters, visitors, and domestic workers.