Welcome to FICS Research!

The Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research (FICS Research) was established to be the nation’s premier multidisciplinary research institute in the advancement of cyber security as a basis for long-term partnership and collaboration among industry, academe, and government. FICS Research’s mission is to directly support research needs of industry and government partners in a cost-effective manner with pooled, leveraged resources and maximized synergy and to enhance the educational experience for a diverse set of top-quality graduate and undergraduate students. FICS Research will advance knowledge and technologies in this emerging field and ensure commercial relevance of the research with rapid and effective technology transfer and establishing spin off companies.

FICS Research is unique. It is arguably the only institute in the country that provides excellent expertise in all aspects of cybersecurity and assurance including hardware, network, mobile, big data, internet of things (IOT), applied crypto, social sciences, law, and more.

Co-directors:

Mark Tehranipoor, Intel Charles E. Young Professor in Cybersecurity, ECE Department, University of Florida
Patrick Traynor, Associate Professor, CISE Department, University of Florida