Our mission

Our mission is to find solutions to the cybersecurity challenges of 21st century information societies through public service tools, focusing on Hungary, its citizens and public service organizations. We do this by teaching and mentoring students, exploiting our domestic and international research connections to the public service, academy and industry.

Our goal

The aim of the Institute of Cybersecurity is to promote the University's research effectiveness and coordinate relevant higher education, government, and international research links in the field, building on synergies of university research on cybersecurity, particularly through the coordination of information security, cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberdefense, as well as related information technology research.

Based on past results and preparatory activities, the main objective of the Institute of Cybersecurity should be to be one of Europe's listed leading cybersecurity competence centers. Accordingly, our vision is to become one of Europe's leading scientific cybersecurity research centers, actively involved in the network of European cybersecurity centers of excellence.

The Institute of Cybersecurity is considered as a primary partner in the field by public and, increasingly by market and higher education actors. The so-called soft cybersecurity (the non-deep technical orientation) is not widely dealt with in the region and it is completely unique in Hungary. For professionals and the general public, the University of Public Service, including the Institute of Cybersecurity, embodies the most authentic knowledge center in the social science field of cybersecurity. The Institute has the opportunity to be a thought leader and occasionally participate actively in the legislative work of the field, both in terms of Hungarian and European regulations.

Research topics

  • Use of artificial intelligence in cyberdefense,
  • Investigation of cybercrime from criminological aspects,
  • Implementation of European cybersecurity regulations at national level,
  • Improving the offensive capabilities of cyberwarfare,
  • National civil cyberdefense from a human, organizational, and regulatory approach,
  • Security awareness in the public sector,
  • Protection of critical information infrastructures from an organizational, regulatory approach,
  • International relations in cyberspace,
  • Data protection in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution (jointly with the Information Society Research Institute)