Information systems have become a pillar of our lives, both as individuals and as a community. The continued secure operation of these systems is thus paramount for the stability and well being of our global society. Indeed, the need to maintain the security of information is playing a central role in the shaping of our future.
Keeping information systems secure is a complex and multi-faceted task. It involves a range of disciplines including the mathematical foundations of computational hardness, the theory of program analysis, the design of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, operating system and network design, computing hardware design, Human interface design, as well as Sociology, Economy, and Law.
The Check Point Institute for Information Security aims to promoting research in all aspects of information and computing security. This includes both inter-disciplinary research and in-depth research in specific disciplines. The institute highlights collaboration between academia and industry, towards comprehensive and effective research.
The activities of the Institute include:
- Supporting selected research projects
- Providing post-doctoral fellowships
- Providing stipends for graduate students
- Providing a laboratory environment for experimental research
- Organizing workshops and symposia