With 7 full-time faculty members and 57 graduate students, the Computer Security Laboratory (CSL) is definitely an important research structure in the field of IT security. The 7 CSL faculty members are leading research activities in several areas of information systems security. To name just a few:
- Trusted free and open source software
- Cyber forensics
- Intrusion detection
- Secure communication
- Security and privacy
- Database security
- Network security
- Information hiding
- Software protection
- Data mining and privacy protection
IT security is a strategic research and education theme for the Engineering and Computer Science Faculty of Concordia University. This is exemplified by the hiring of 7 full-time faculty members, with expertise in IT security, and the creation of two specialized Master programs:
- Master of Applied Science in Information Systems Security (thesis version).
- Master of Engineering in Information Systems Security (course version).
As of today, we have around 100 graduate students enrolled into these 2 IT security programs. This is an important pool of motivated and highly qualified graduate students that supports the Computer Security Laboratory of Concordia University. At the University level, IT security has been identified as one of the 15 research clusters of Concordia University (see this link for a complete story or visit the following site ).