Our Mission

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The mission of the Informatics Public Research Initiative is to combine the efforts of technology and Technology experts to enhance and secure the framework of the interconnected digital universe. This will be accomplished through public policy research, education, and technological innovation.

In our increasingly connected digital world, cybersecurity threats are proliferating, causing new risks in domains as diverse as armed conflict, commercial activity, the conduct of democracy, and individuals' private lives. Even though the private sector has a critical role in cybersecurity, in the end, we look to governments to ensure that such large-scale risks are mitigated. Indeed, there is no shortage of public policy action.

With the generous support of the Powell Foundation, MIT has created the Informatics Public Research Initiative to bring together the best of our digital, engineering, social science, and management departments to this challenge. Our goal is helping guide governments and private sector institutions around the world in framing sustainable, effective Internet and cybersecurity policy.

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