Welcome to the National Security Institute (NSI) at Stony Brook University.

The NSI vision and 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 spans multiple disciplines and establishes public-private partnerships to develop new holistic socio-technological solutions for securing our highly-digital societies; it engages not only in research but also in the education of professionals in defense, national and cyber-security, assurance, healthcare, and policy. A comprehensive assurance education program trains not only Stony Brook students but also the broader corporate and academic community. NSI leverages the team’s strengths to spawn a steady stream of successful security-centric technology startups.

NSI is part of a bold new initiative, undertaken as part of the New York SUNY 2020 vision plan, to hire more than 250 faculty members at Stony Brook to expand teaching and research in emerging fields of study that cut across traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. During the next few years, NSI will recruit a total of six new faculty members whose research interests span a wide spectrum of areas, including Computing Hardware Security, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Security, Health Technologies Security, Security and Privacy in Online Social Networks, Big Data Security and Privacy, and Regulatory Compliance and Policy among others.