Information Trust Institute

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Information Trust Institute (ITI)
Field of research
Information Security
DirectorDavid M. Nicol
LocationUrbana, Illinois
AffiliationsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

The Information Trust Institute (ITI) was founded in 2004 as an interdisciplinary unit designed to approach information security research from a systems perspective. It examines information security by looking at what makes machines, applications, and users trustworthy. Its mission is to create computer systems, software, and networks that society can depend on to be trustworthy, meaning secure, dependable (reliable and available), correct, safe, private, and survivable. ITI's stated goal is to create a new paradigm for designing trustworthy systems from the ground up and validating systems that are intended to be trustworthy.


ITI is an academic/industry partnership focusing on application areas such as electric power, financial systems, defense, and homeland security, among others. It brings together over 100 researchers representing numerous colleges and units at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Major centers within ITI[edit]

  • Boeing Trusted Software Center
  • CAESAR: the Center for Autonomous Engineering Systems and Robotics
  • the Center for Information Forensics
  • Center for Health Information Privacy and Security
  • the NSA Center for Information Assurance Education and Research
  • TCIPG: the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid Center
  • Trusted ILLIAC

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