Information Security

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The information security field presents unique challenges because the world faces increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats even as our reliance on networked computer systems continues to grow. Georgia Tech offers a rich and comprehensive curriculum, with courses in foundational and applied aspects of cryptography, networks, systems and software security, and policies and strategies for information security. A hands-on teaching laboratory allows students to assess security of realistic systems and experiment with techniques that can be used to protect them against specific types of threats.

We offer an M.S. degree in information security that allows students to master the body of knowledge in the field (these courses are also available to M.S. and doctoral students in computer science). Our faculty are world leaders, and students can work on research projects in most areas of the field.

Over the past two decades Atlanta has become a center for information security companies, and our students have numerous opportunities to interact with industry leaders and work at these companies.

The Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) has a broad range of outreach activities that also offer students unique insights into the real-world challenges information security professionals face every day.

With close to two dozen faculty and more than 100 graduate students, Georgia Tech is a vibrant community for prospective students who want both foundational knowledge and practical expertise in creating a safer, more secure cyber space.


College of Computing

  • Mustaque Ahamad
  • Adam Allred
  • Mostafa Ammar
  • Annie Antón
  • Sasha Boldyreva
  • Simon Chung
  • Richard DeMillo
  • Bill Harris
  • Taesoo Kim
  • Maria Konte
  • Wenke Lee
  • Dick Lipton
  • Ling Liu
  • Alex Orso
  • Milos Prvulovic
  • Roberto Perdisci
  • Calton Pu
  • Polo Chau
  •  Le Song
  • Tielei Wang

Scheller College of Business

  • Saby Mitra
  • Peter Swire
  • ‚ÄčSudheer Chava

College of Engineering

  • Manos Antonakakis
  • Raheem Beyah
  • Doug Blough
  • John Copeland
  • Steve McLaughlin
  • A.P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos
  • Vincent Mooney
  • Brendan Saltaformaggio
  • Alenka Zajic

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

  • Sy Goodman
  • Hans Klein
  • Milton Mueller

Georgia Tech Office of Information Technology

  • Herb Baines
  • Jason Belford
  • Jimmy Lummis

Coordinator: Chris Peikert