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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity datasets are used around the world by universities, private industry, and independent researchers. We maintain an interactive map indicating datasets downloaded by country.

Available datasets

Understanding a dataset

Here are three things that you can do to help better understand the dataset you are using:
  1. Read the information that is provided on the dataset and the published paper cited at the bottom of the dataset webpage. The citation is frequently linked to the article’s download page. If the link does not work, Google the article or look for it on your university or college research library database.
  2. Read articles that other researchers who have used the datasets wrote and published. These can be found by searching for the dataset by name.
  3. If you still have questions about the dataset, reach out a member of the researcher team who worked on the project. Frequently, they have moved on to other projects and organizations and are no longer with the Institute.

Companies, research centres and universities that have downloaded our datasets

  • Aalborg University
  • Aalto university
  • Abdullah Gul University (AGU)
  • Acharya Nagarjuna university
  • Adhiyamaan College of Engineering
  • Advanced Technologies Application Center
  • Al-Aqsa University
  • Alexandrian Technological Institute of Thessaloniki
  • American University of Beirut
  • Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru
  • Andhra University
  • APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
  • Beijing University
  • Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Boğaziçi University
  • Bournemouth University
  • Brandeis University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Canara Engineering College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Chandigarh University
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chongoing University
  • College of Charleston
  • COMSATS Institute of IT
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Dalhousie University
  • DAV University
  • Deakin University Australia
  • Federal University of Technology Akure
  • Federal University of Pará (UFPA)
  • Fulda University of Applied Sciences
  • Gazi University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Tech University
  • G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology
  • Gitam University
  • Hacettepe University
  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • Helwan University
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hillstonenet Co.
  • Hitech Solutions (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Hochschule Fulda, University of Applied Sciences
  • Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL)
  • Ibn Tofail University
  • Imperial College London
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Innopolis University
  • Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)
  • Instituto Militar de Engenharia
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Karunya University
  • Khalifa University
  • King AbdulAziz University
  • King Fahad University
  • King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals
  • King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  • Kyushu University
  • Lancaster University
  • Lanzhou University
  • Lebanese University
  • Le Quy Don Technical University
  • Loughborough University

  • Malaviya National institute of technology
  • Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)
  • Middle East Technical University in Ankara
  • Mississippi State University
  • MIT College of Engineering (India)
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Morgan State University
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • National Chiao Tung University
  • National Chung Cheng University
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT)
  • National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)
  • National University Singapore (NUS)
  • Necmettin Erbakan University
  • NEHEMIAH Security Co.
  • Nigeria Federal University of Technology
  • NIIT University
  • Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT)
  • Novasibirsk State University
  • Northumbria University
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • OAKLAND Univeristy
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Open University of Netherlands
  • Oracle Lab (Canada)
  • Packetwerk
  • Penn State University
  • Political Elektronika Negeri Surabaya (PENS)
  • Princeton University
  • Punjab University
  • Purdue University
  • Qatar University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Sabanci University
  • Sakarya University
  • Sejong University
  • Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
  • Shandong Normal University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Sharif University of Technology
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Shiraz University
  • Sichuan University
  • Sistan and Baluchestan Univerisity
  • Slovak University of Technology
  • Soongsil University
  • St. Polten University of Applied Sciences
  • State University of Londrina
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Surabaya State Polytechnics
  • Technical University of Madrid
  • Telecom Bretagne
  • Telkon University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas A&M University Kingsville
  • Tianjin University
  • Tsinghua University
  • United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)
  • Universidad del Cauca
  • Universidad Nacional de Asunción
  • Universidade da Coruna
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Università degli Studi Roma Tre
  • Universita Della Calabria
  • Université Bretagne Loire
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Universiti Technology Malaysia
  • University Cobur of Germany
  • University Kasdi Merban Ouargla
  • University Malaysia Pahang
  • University of Aizu
  • University of Alcalá de Henares
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Applied Sciences Wedel
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Bahrain
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • University of Essex
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of FuZhou
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Granada
  • University of Houston
  • University of Hyogo
  • University of Ljubljana
  • University of Luxembourg
  • University of Maryland
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Ontario
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Oviedo
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Santa Cruz Do Sul
  • University of Science and Technology Beijing
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • University of Strathclyde Glasgow
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Stavanger
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Tabriz
  • University of Technology of Baghdad
  • University of Tehran
  • University of Texas at Dallas (UTDallas)
  • University of Trento
  • Univerisyt of Twente
  • University of Washington
  • University of West Florida
  • University Utara Malaysia
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Vilnius University
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Western Washington University (WWU)
  • Wright State University
  • Wuhan University
  • Xidian University
  • YANDEX Co.
  • Yeditepe University
  • Yonsei University
  • Yildiz Technical University
  • Zhejiang University
  • ZIGHRA Co.

Common questions

We recommend using Internet Download Manager (IDM) to download files.

We shared everything we have on the datasets on their related information pages and in the published paper, however, other researchers have used the datasets and published article. You may find more information by searching for and reviewing these articles.

We try to include a licensing note at the bottom of each dataset page, right above the download button. If we missed it, we apologize. With any of our datasets, you may redistribute, republish, and mirror our datasets in any form. However, any use or redistribution of the data must include a citation to the dataset and the research paper listed.

We recommend using Internet Download Manager (IDM) to download files.

Sorry, we do not have file level information. Everything we have on the datasets is on the released documents (related information page and published paper). 

For many of the datasets, the projects are closed, and the researchers have moved on to other projects and organizations.  We suggest trying to reach out to them. 

You may redistribute, republish, and mirror our datasets in any form; however, any use or redistribution of the data must include a citation to the dataset and the research paper listed on the webpage.

Our datasets are available to download from anywhere in the world so long as you have an internet connection. After you choose a dataset from the main list, you will be taken to the dataset page where the research team provided information about the project. At the bottom of the page is a red button that takes you to a download form.  Once the form is completed, you will have access to the dataset files.

Sorry, we do not have file level information on our datasets. What we have is shared on our website and for many of the datasets, the projects closed several years ago. 

In many cases, the people who worked on the datasets have moved on to other projects and organizations. We suggest trying to reach out to them. 

We provided links to most of the papers cited on the dataset webpages. If the link does not work for you, Google the article or look for it on your university or college research library database.