Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust


• Foster collaboration among researchers from multiple academic disciplines to collaboratively develop solutions to complex cybersecurity and digital trust issues.

• Prepare the next generation of workers, scholars and leaders to develop robust and effective cyber trust solutions.

• Partner with other educational institutions, government, military and industry to identify emerging cybersecurity issues and find ways to address those needs through research, education and collaboration.


Hesham El-Gamal, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Helen Patton, Ohio State’s Chief Information Security Officer, will serve as interim co-directors of the institute. The Office of Research will provide initial oversight and resourcing.
To learn more about the Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust, and to participate in a planning event on Friday, January 17, register at this link before the Jan. 10, 11:55 a.m. deadline: