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Cluster Lead:

Yan Solihin, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science [email protected]

UCF’s Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster is on the cutting edge of data protection by not only understanding and exploring existing ways to stay secure but also inventing new ones. The cluster also focuses on understanding the social implications new technology and the Internet of Things have on our daily lives.

This research provides the modern world with much needed solutions to both the human and the technological causes of security and privacy problems. This aids people, businesses and the government and enhances faculty expertise for teaching students.

Security and privacy problems can involve human users, physical facilities, hardware, software, communication protocols and potential attackers.

The cluster spans many disciplines – computer science, computer engineering, industrial engineering and management systems, legal studies, mathematics, optics and photonics, philosophy, political science, psychology and statistics – to meet these security and privacy challenges head on.

Cyber Security and Privacy Research



  • “An empirical study of real-world variability bugs detected by variability-oblivious tool”, Paul Gazzillo, Ph.D., Proceedings of the 2019 27th ACM Joint Meeting on European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering pp. 50-61: Aug, 2020
  • “Hardware-based domain virtualization for intra-process isolation of persistent memory objects”, Yan Solihin, Ph.D., 2020 ACM/IEEE 47th Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) pp. 680-692: May, 2020
  • “Improving security of persistent memory objects via efficient memory exposure reduction”, Yan Solihin, Ph.D., Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems pp. 987-1000: Mar, 2020

Cyber Security and Privacy Degree Programs

UCF offers multiple certificates for students interested in cybersecurity and privacy. For more programs, search UCF programs below.

Cyber Security and Privacy Faculty