Pitt Cyber provides a unique interdisciplinary environment for tackling cyber challenges. We bring the breadth of one of the world’s leading public research universities to bear on the critical questions of networks, data, and algorithms, with a focus on the ever-changing gaps among law, policy, and technology. Our collective of legal, policy, and technical researchers engages with policymakers and industry to create both actionable proposals to address current demands and fundamental insights to understand the future as it arrives.

Our People

Established by Founding Director David Hickton, Pitt Cyber was launched in 2017 to build and support the wealth of cyber research ongoing at the University.

Pitt Cyber draws faculty noted for excellence in cyber-themed research and teaching from across the University of Pittsburgh to join the Institute as Affiliate Scholars. Pitt Cyber also invites selected external experts from across industries to join the Institute as Affiliate Practice Scholars, encouraging connections to practical experience and expertise for research and experiential learning.

Our Work

Our research, education, and public engagement integrate cutting-edge research and teaching across the full breadth of the University of Pittsburgh. We provide an interdisciplinary environment for tackling cyber challenges, from supporting and advancing early-stage faculty research to teaching the next generation of cybersecurity talent to creating actionable solutions to cyber-related challenges.

Learn more about our work in our Annual Reports. 

Academic Partners

Pitt Cyber partners with other academic institutions to conduct joint research and community collaborations.