• New homeland security research institute

    New homeland security research institute

    Northeastern held a formal opening ceremony on Thursday for the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at the University's Burlington, Mass., campus. The secure, state-of-the-art research facility, funded by a $12 million investment from alumnus George J. Kostas, E'43, H'07, is critical to advancing Northeastern's leadership in security research.

  • President Aoun meets with Homeland Security secretary

    President Aoun meets with Homeland Security secretary

    President Aoun spoke to Napolitano and other senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials about Northeastern's longstanding commitment to security research and the opportunities presented by the new Kostas Institute. The University expects to build on its strength in explosives detection, cyber security, underwater robotics and national resilience.

  • Understanding the social side of cyber-security issues

    Understanding the social side of cyber-security issues

    When Engin Kirda started focusing on cyber-security research 10 years ago, those primarily responsible for launching Internet attacks were teenagers out for kicks, he said. But the scope of threats existing through the Web has dramatically changed since then.