Preparing for a digital future

CMU-Africa is developing context-aware security and privacy solutions for a more resilient African cyberspace. Faculty and students are focused on identifying and addressing serious cybersecurity challenges to national security, commercial performance, and public safety—all in an African context.

Through education, research, and community outreach, CMU-Africa is also working to spread awareness about trusted technology and build cybersecurity capacity in Africa.

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Cybersecurity research focuses

  • Assessing Africa cybersecurity preparedness
  • Cybersecurity for financial inclusion
  • Privacy-preserving information sharing
  • Secure digital infrastructures: Digital ID, Digital Payment
  • Security and privacy in low-resource environments (limited computation, limited connectivity, limited storage, and limited literacy)
  • Secure digitizing of physical assets

Learn why cybersecurity is essential for the digital transformation of Africa

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Cybersecurity projects at CMU-Africa


A collaboration between CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and CMU-Africa

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