Carnegie Mellon University

Past News & Events

August 2014

A CMU team that included a student from the first class of the MSIT-PE program won the "Crack Me If You Can" password cracking contest at DEFCON in August- CyBlog

The MSIT-PE Program welcomed the second class of students for the 2014-2015 school year

(Pictured below: Prof. Michael Shamos, Prof. Lorrie Cranor, Chunyue Du, Prof. Norman Sadeh, Rahul Yadav, Scott Stevenson, Hsin Miao, Cameron Boozarjomehri, Tiffany Todd)

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July 2014

The Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security Workshop (SOUPS) was held at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park California

The first graduating class of the MSIT-Privacy Engineering program presented their capstone projects

MSIT-Privacy Engineering Masters Program Graduates Inagural Class - ISR News

June 2014

The Future of Privacy Notice and Choice (FOPNAC) workshop was held at The Posner Center on June 27

May 2014

The first class of the MSIT-PE Program participated in the graduation ceremony at Carnegie Mellon Music Hall.

April 2014

Self Defense: It is difficult to protect your privacy even if you know how -Op-ed piece by Lorrie Cranor in MIT Tech Review


December names "privacy" their word of the year for 2013!

The MSIT PE Program sponsored The Security and Privacy Project Showcase on December 5th.


Article: Privacy engineering emerges as a hot new career. IEEE potentials


Privacy Identity Innovation Video: Hangout on Privacy Engineering - With Lorrie Cranor and Alessandro Acquisti

Forbes:  What Chase and Other Banks Won't Tell You about Selling Your Data - Research by Lorrie Cranor and her students finds that despite the requirement that banks post privacy policies, it is difficult to find banks with good privacy practices.


Is 2013 the Year of the Privacy Engineer?  Find out more here.


Carnegie Mellon leads NSF Project to Help People Understand Web Privacy Policies. News Release

Watch faculty members Lorrie Cranor and Jason Hong talking about the MSIT-Privacy Engineering program on Our Regions Business.

MSIT-PE Orientation, August 2013

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The first MSIT-PE class (missing one classmate) was excited to come to orientation and begin the school year.

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The first MSIT-PE class (minus one) with the program co-directors, staff, and some of the program faculty.


CMU Faculty were interviewed by the press about NSA surveillance.

NPR All things Considered: Poll: Majority of Americans Comfortable with Surveillance

KDKA News: Local People React to NSA Collecting Verizon Telephone Data


Alessandro Acquisti appeared on 60 MINUTES: Facial recognition technology outpaces regulation


The New York Times: Letting Down Our Guard with Web Privacy - Intriguing experiments by Alessandro Acquisti suggest that people often reveal more than they mean to online.


Data Privacy Day - Panel Explores Impact of Mobile and Social Webs on Privacy



Triblive - Q & A: Privacy engineers could hold the key


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10/16/12: CMU introduces new masters program for technological privacy certification

Two Carnegie Mellon University papers, were selected by the Future of Privacy Forum as 2012 "Privacy Papers for Policy Makers"

Faculty members Lorrie Cranor and Alessandro Acquisti and CMU alumni Janice Tsai and Serge Egleman won the Information Systems Research's 2012 Best Published Paper Award for their 2011 paper "The Effect of Online Privacy Information on Purchasing Behavior: An Experimental Study."

CMU launches new masters program for privacy engineers