Northeastern security expert testifies at congressional hearing

The cyber­se­cu­rity threat rep­re­sents one of the nation’s most serious eco­nomic and national secu­rity chal­lenges, said Stephen Flynn, the founding co-​​director of Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Security, in a hearing on Tuesday after­noon in Wash­ington, D.C. “Our … Continued

Faculty experts reflect on the Boston Marathon bombing

The number of tweets expressing fear dra­mat­i­cally increased in the moments fol­lowing the Boston Marathon bombing, according to David Lazer, an asso­ciate pro­fessor and authority on social networks. “Fear spread in Boston as people began grap­pling with what was hap­pening,” … Continued

After Catastrophe

There are surely more dis­rup­tions to come. Stephen E. Flynn, a secu­rity expert and former mil­i­tary officer who is co-​​director of the George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, ticks off the most likely threats: a … Continued