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.
Less is not more; Mapping a better route to user ad settings
For users looking to change their privacy settings on websites like Facebook, it often feels like a scavenger hunt. Now, researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Michigan are exploring design options to make settings related to advertising preferences more findable.
Cookie consent banners need improvement, may not be the answer
Over the past several years, websites have begun implementing cookie consent banners to meet regulatory requirements, allowing users to make choices about how their personal information is collected and shared. However, CyLab researchers say many of these banners miss the mark and may not be the best way to offer users privacy options.
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Top-ranked programsFor the third consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon University has earned the top spot in U.S. News and World Report’s Undergraduate Cybersecurity Program ranking
World-class facultyCyLab comprises more than 35 core faculty and over 100 affiliated faculty, fostering collaboration between departments across Carnegie Mellon University
Prolific researchersCyLab’s researchers have published more than 400 security and privacy research studies in the past five years
ChampionsSix-time DEF CON CTF winners, DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge winners, DEF CON Crack-Me-If-You-Can winners, MITRE Cybersecurity Competition winners