Carnegie Mellon University CyLab brings together experts from a variety of disciplines across the university to collaborate on cutting-edge research and educate the next generation of security and privacy professionals. Everything we do is fueled by our passion to create a world in which technology can be trusted.
Finally: a usable and secure password policy backed by science
After nearly a decade of studies, the passwords research group in Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute has developed a policy for creating passwords that maintains balance between security and usability—one backed by hard science.
Top-ranked programsCyLab draws faculty from CMU’s top-ranked programs, like CMU’s #1-ranked School of Computer Science and #2-ranked Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
World-class facultyCyLab consists of more than 30 core and 60 affiliated faculty who collaborate across 20 different departments across CMU
Prolific researchersCyLab’s researchers have published more than 400 security and privacy research studies in the past five years
ChampionsFive-time DefCon winners, DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge winners, and DefCon Crack-Me-If-You-Can winners