National Security Institute (NSI)
Radu Sion, Ph.D.
|Academic Units and Collaborating Faculty:||Computer Science||
|Technology and Society||
|Electrical & Computer Engineering||Peter Djuric|
|Brookhaven National Lab||
|College of Business||Manny London|
|Health Technology and Management||Craig Lehmann|
|Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology (CEWIT)||Shmuel Einav|
|Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center (AERTC)||Miriam Rafailovich|
|Applied Mathematics & Statistics||
Today’s societies are intrinsically dependent on cyber technologies, across the entire socio-economical spectrum of the modern human experience which has become highly digital. Yet, daily reports of cyber-attacks of increasing magnitude and impact are bombarding us. It is essential for New York State and Stony Brook as its flagship university to participate in the nationwide effort to establish dedicated centers for cybersecurity research. The National Security Institute vision and its core mission are bold: to secure our homeland by researching and developing technologies and insights for secure, trustworthy, and available communications and computing platforms. NSI's goal is to become a world leader in research, the education of professionals, security technology, business and policy, and raising awareness. NSI will span multiple disciplines and establish public-private partnerships to develop new holistic socio-technological solutions for securing our highly-digital societies; it will engage not only in research but also in the education of professionals in defense, national and cybersecurity, assurance, healthcare, and policy. A comprehensive assurance education program will be established, to train not only Stony Brook students but also the broader corporate and academic community. NSI will leverage the team’s strengths to spawn a steady stream of successful security-centric technology startups.