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The Intel Science and Technology Center for Secure Computing focuses on scientific research to make computing technology safe and secure for users.

We are headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley, with participation from world-leading researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Drexel University, Duke University, the University of California, Davis, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Georgia, and Intel. The center is funded by Intel, and includes both academics and Intel researchers working together collaboratively to make computing safer for users.

The center is actively engaged in several research directions:

  • We are studying how innovative software and hardware architectures can provide better security and make personal computers safer from malware, by building on a trusted software layer that manages security for the entire platform.
  • We are studying how to provide security for mobile computing, especially focusing on smartphones and tablets. Our goal is ensure that third-party apps are safe for users.
  • We are studying novel system architectures that can protect personal data in complex distributed systems and help avoid data breaches. We are looking into ways to give people more control over their personal data and make it more secure, whereever it may be stored.
  • We are developing security analytics to manage and measure a site’s security and to enable systems to adapt to new threats.

To learn more about the center’s agenda, you are invited to check out our videos, read our technical white paper outlining the center’s research agenda, or view our briefing slides.