Georgia Tech, which has been named No. 1 in undergraduate cybersecurity education by U.S. News and World Report, is building upon its success by launching a new School of Cybersecurity and Privacy. The school will pull together computer scientists and engineers with business expertise, policy scholars, and behaviorists to meet the ever changing role cybersecurity professionals must fill.

The new school will build on Georgia Tech’s investments in cybersecurity and privacy education and research. The Institute already has three cybersecurity degree programs. The school will weave them together with other important interdisciplinary programs.  

“The new School of Cybersecurity is a reflection of Georgia Tech’s strengths and commitment to serving the needs of our society and our state,” said Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera.

“Georgia Tech’s new School of Cybersecurity and Privacy will focus on applied research collaborations with the fast-growing cybersecurity industry in Georgia and meeting a critical workforce need,” Cabrera said. “It will bring together Georgia Tech’s expertise across disciplines to advance technology and find new solutions to protect our personal privacy and support our national security.”

There are more than 500 cybersecurity researchers spread across Georgia Tech who bring in more than $180 million in research awards annually and aims to address a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the United States and around the globe.