Georgetown SecLab

Located in the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University, the CS SecLab is an academic and research facility that investigates problems relating to information assurance and computer and network security.

Current areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • data privacy
  • cryptography
  • forensics
  • network security
  • privacy enhancing technologies
  • secure distributed systems
  • tamper-evident systems

More information about the SecLab’s current projects is listed on the Projects page.

Current undergraduate and graduate students at Georgetown who are interested in computer security research should review the Projects page and contact one of the affiliated faculty.

Students who are interested in joining Georgetown and working in the SecLab should apply through the department’s regular admissions process, and state a preference for working with the SecLab in their application statements.


April 15, 2022

NSF funds Security and Privacy Implications of Remote Proctoring for School Policies and Practices project, a collaborative effort between SecLab and the GWUSEC lab at George Washington Univ.

April 6, 2022

Learning to Behave: Improving Covert Channel Security with Behavior-Based Designs (with Ryan Wails, Andrew Stange, Eliana Troper, Aylin Caliskan, Roger Dingledine, Rob Jansen, and Micah Sherr) accepted to 22nd Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS)

August 9, 2021

Examining the Examiners: Students’ Privacy and Security Perceptions of Online Proctoring Services (with David Balash, Dongkun Kim, Darika Shaibekova, Rahel A. Fainchtein, and Micah Sherr, and Adam J. Aviv) appears at Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS)

July 24, 2021

Accountable Private Set Cardinality for Distributed Measurement (with Ellis Fenske, Akshaya Mani, and Aaron Johnson) accepted to ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS)

July 15, 2021

Congratulations to Logan Arkema on winning the Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award at the 2021 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium for his paper on Residue-Free Computing

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