Advancing Cybersecurity

Advancing research, innovation, and education at the intersection of data, autonomy, and security.


AI Assurance

The current artificial intelligence (AI) renaissance, fueled by major breakthroughs in machine…

5G Wireless Security

The last decade of the social-mobile Internet is giving way to the…

The Network

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Executive Director

Luiz DaSilva is the Executive Director of the┬áCommonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), and…

Southwest Virginia Node Director

Professor Gretchen Matthews is the Director of the Southwest Virginia Node of…

Northern Virginia Node Director

Liza Wilson Durant is the Director of the Northern Virginia Node of…

Central Virginia Node Director

Professor Erdem Topsakal is the Director of the Central Virginia Node. Topsakal…

Coastal Virginia Node Director

Professor Brian K. Payne is the Director of the Coastal Virginia Node.…
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