Georgia Tech launches cybersecurity institute

Georgia Tech's new cybersecurity institute will bring together 200 researchers from four colleges. Bita Honarvar bhonarvar@ajc.com

Georgia Tech’s new cybersecurity institute will bring together 200 researchers from four colleges. Bita Honarvar bhonarvar@ajc.com

Georgia Tech is forming a new cybersecurity institute that will bring together about 200 researchers from four colleges.

The new Institute for Information Security and Privacy, announced Wednesday, is designed to be a single, coordinated gateway to all cybersecurity efforts. The institute is designed to connect academic experts, as well as, industry and government experts to develop solution for national security and individual safety.

“Cybersecurity is no longer just a computer science problem for programmers; this is an issue that now touches every area of society,” said Wenke Lee, a professor in Georgia Tech’s college of computing, and co-director of the new institute. “It involves new policy considerations, better initial product design and more training for the professionals involved. We are doubling down to discover, connect and solve modern cybersecurity threats.”

Joining Lee in leading the new institute will be Bo Rotoloni, a principal research engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.