Stuart Madnick is the John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technologies at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Professor of Engineering Systems at the MIT School of Engineering, and the Founding Director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan: the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
Madnick’s involvement in cybersecurity research goes back to 1979, when he coauthored the book Computer Security. Currently, he heads the Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan Initiative, formerly called the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, aka (IC)3.
Madnick holds a PhD in computer science from MIT and has been an MIT faculty member since 1972. He served as the head of MIT's Information Technologies Group in the Sloan School of Management for more than 20 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 300 books, articles, and reports. Besides cybersecurity, his other research interests include Big Data, semantic connectivity, database technology, software project management, and the strategic use of information technology.
Madnick has served as a consultant to major corporations and has been the cofounder of five high-tech firms. He currently operates the 14th-century Langley Castle Hotel in England.
Stuart Madnick offers his insights in this article.
Stuart Madnick offers advice on how companies can defend against attacks.
This article discusses why Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives is an important course for any leader within an organization - not just for those within the IT department.
Stuart Madnick provides insights on the privacy versus security debate.
Stuart Madnick and Simon Johnson discuss frameworks they've developed to systematically organize the options countries and companies have, based on their in-depth interviews with domain experts.
As technical defenses against cyberattacks have improved, attackers have adapted by zeroing in on the weakest link: people. And too many companies are making it easy for the attackers to succeed.
If leaders don’t address the managerial, organizational, and strategic aspects of cybersecurity, they are missing the most important part of cybersecurity defense, says Madnick.
Employees know hackers are gunning for them. Yet they still keep falling for their tricks. Companies canchange that.
Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives
Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook (online)
In today’s landscape of escalating cybercrime, resiliency calls for a new kind of leadership and cybersafe culture, requiring the active engagement of both technical and non-technical management.
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