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Research is an integral part of the cybersecurity ecosystem. Research advances the cybersecurity field, solves problems, and informs cybersecurity curriculum and training.


Grant funds are supporting the following research:

  • User Interface Security Assessment - A Metric & Guideline for Usable Security Assessment

  • An Analysis of Social Engineering Techniques in Launching Software Supply Chain Attacks

  • Forecasting Security Updates to Identify Vulnerable Software

  • Spear Fishing Detection Training with Gamification, Behavior, and Inclusiveness Design

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NC-PACE also provides funds for Research Experiences for Undergraduates [REUs]. REUs provide undergraduates with an opportunity to build their research experience and connect with faculty and researchers.


Grant funds are supporting the following REU projects

  • Construction Cybersecurity Knowledge Graph Using Large Language Model

  • Hardware Building Blocks for Next-Generation Cryptography

  • Tracking Malicious Web Behavior Over Time

  • Reversing Electron Apps

  • Automated Web Measurements With VisibleV8

  • Measuring and Characterizing Zero Trust Network Access Adoption

  • Physical Encryption

  • Mobile Payment System Security

If you are interested in partnering on a research project with one of our member institutions,
please contact Laura Rodgers at

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