Stuart Madnick

John Norris Maguire (1960) Professor of Information Technology
Professor, Information Technology and Engineering Systems

Founding Director, Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan Program


Stuart Madnick

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.

Faculty Media

  • Casting the Dark Web in a New Light

    By examining cybercrime through a value-chain lens, we can better understand how the ecosystem works and find new strategies for combating it.

  • Blockchain Is Unbreakable? Think Again.

    Stuart Madnick discusses security limitation in this Wall Street Journal article.

  • Protecting Our Energy Infrastructure

    New analysis targets cybersafety.

  • 5 Keys to a Cybersafe Culture

    Five effective practices to make cybersecurity a way of life.

  • Do the EU’s Strict Privacy Rules Increase Cyber Risk?

    Stuart Madnick offers his insights in this article.

  • Creating Cybersecurity in Your Supply Chain

    Stuart Madnick offers advice on how companies can defend against attacks.

  • Cybersecurity Isn’t Just for ‘Tech People’ Anymore. Here’s Why.

    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.

  • Should Tech Companies Compromise Users’ Personal Privacy For Better Cybersecurity?

    Stuart Madnick provides insights on the privacy versus security debate.

  • What Countries and Companies Can Do When Trade and Cybersecurity Overlap

    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.

  • How companies can create a cybersafe culture at work– Stuart Madnick

    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.


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Teaches In

Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives Nov 14-15, 2019 | Apr 7-8, 2020 | Jun 11-12, 2020 | Oct 27-28, 2020

Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook (online) Feb 19-Apr 7, 2020 | Apr 22-Jun 9, 2020 | Jun 24-Aug 11, 2020

Fighting cybercrime requires a new kind of leadership

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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