Combating cybercrime and disinformation

Cybercrime continues to be one of the most urgent and growing threats of this century, as criminals around the world find new ways to exploit vulnerabilities in the servers, smartphones, power grids, and computers that power our businesses, municipalities, and schools every day. According to the research organization Cybersecurity Ventures, it’s projected that cybercrimes will cost the world over $6 trillion annually by 2021.

From Indiana University’s leadership in internet governance and cybersecurity—underscored by its endorsement of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace—to its groundbreaking cybersecurity educational programs, the university and its researchers are working to protect Hoosiers from a myriad of digital attacks in today’s internet-connected world.

We're proudly building the framework to shape tech and innovation in Indiana.   Indiana University, Lilly Endowment Inc., Purdue University

Addressing ethical challenges in a digital world

IU and Purdue University faculty are collaborating on a program funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. to help students and faculty navigate complex technologies such as AI and genetic engineering.



Learn more about IU work on digital ethics

Helping industry be more energy efficient, cybersecure

Researchers from IUPUI’s Industrial Assessment Center are developing a new Industrial Internet of Things-based energy management framework with cybersecurity protection to further improve industries' energy efficiency.


Learn more about cybersecure energy management

IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research offers offering critically needed tools and services

Cybersecurity is a tough problem without quick, easy solutions. IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research offers practical tools and guidelines built on a foundation of research.

Learn more about CACR's work

Preparing students for cybersecurity careers

Sagar Samtani, assistant professor at IU's Kelley School of Business, and Ben Lazarine, a Kelley School Ph.D. student, discuss why IU's leads the way in cybersecurity and how IU prepares students for critical cybersecurity careers.

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So the field of cybersecurity is changed and that originally it was a $40 thousand a year type of problem that only selected organizations that have to worry about. But now it's evolved to a problem, where almost every organization that has some form of 

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information technology has to be aware of and be able to tackle accordingly as well.  

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In terms of how we're preparing students to battle the cybersecurity challenges of tomorrow, 

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we're really trying to position them such that they're aware of the different types of job roles  

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and the different types of tasks associated with those job roles as well. And developing curriculum to help build their skill sets to, to be suitable in those particular types of jobs.  

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So I actually chose to study cybersecurity because I think that it's a really and exciting meeting  

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ground between business, computer science and artificial intelligence. It's a space where you can use skills from all three of those areas to solve problems across all three of 

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those areas for really high impact issues. 

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Indiana University has had a long history of excellence and investments into operational cybersecurity in particular. And there's some leading initiatives 

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that are here at Indiana University. That aim to help serve the local community as well as the 

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larger nation as well. 

So for instance, we have the REN-ISAC, 

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Research and Education Network, which is focused on sharing threat intelligence related to cybersecurity across Indiana and across  

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the nation as well, which is a very unique aspect to what we've got here at IU compared to other 

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institutions that really helps, makes us a leader within the space. 

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One of the trickier parts about cybersecurity, especially Artificial Intelligence within cybersecurity is that it's a two-pronged requirement. First, you need to understand the methodology and then the domain. 

And then once you 

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understand both of those things, then you actually need to understand the linkage between those two things.

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And so that's something that the professors here do an excellent job of illustrating for us.

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