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The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute accelerates discovery by forging partnerships with companies, government agencies, and universities worldwide. These alliances take many forms and involve research, funding, philanthropy, or some combination of these.

If you are interested in solving a security or privacy challenge or in funding the solution, contact us.

This map shows the locations of Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute partners.

Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute partners and collaborators are located worldwide.

Collaborators and funders

The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute has a globe-spanning network of more than 100 collaborators and funders, including the following organizations.




  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • Danish Technical University
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  
  • MIT
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Helsinki
  • Yale University
  • Akamai
  • Airbus Group Innovation
  • AT&T
  • Google
  • IBM Research
  • Microsoft Research
  • Raytheon
  • Telefónica I+D
  • Toyota InfoTechnology Center, U.S.A.
  • Verisign Labs
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • European Commission
  • National Security Agency
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division


The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute welcomes your philanthropic support. Indeed, the Institute was launched with a generous gift from a loyal alumnus and the company he founded.


Institute launched by Northeastern alumnus-entrepreneur

As founder, chair, and CEO of Hercules Capital, Inc., Manuel Henriquez, DMSB’87, finances debt to venture growth companies. He hopes to see these new businesses grow into game-changing—even life-changing—enterprises.

With equally high expectations, he and his company invested $250,000 in Northeastern’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute. This gift empowers faculty, researchers, students, government, and industry to develop solutions to today’s key security problems.

“There’s a lot that needs to be explored,” Henriquez says, pointing to malware, advanced persistent-threat attacks, low-level hardware security, security and privacy in mobile-cloud architecture, and IoT security to start. “Hercules needs to protect its data. We want to be a part of this work.”