Harnessing the resilience of the American spirit

From braving the Atlantic Ocean to exploring America’s unknown fron­tier, the country’s first set­tlers met risks head on with a sense of strength and resilience, said polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor Stephen Flynn, codi­rector of Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for … Continued

Northeastern leads congressional briefing on cybersecurity

A North­eastern Uni­ver­sity team of experts led a con­gres­sional briefing in Wash­ington on Wednesday that addressed the emerging vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties in cyber­se­cu­rity that threaten con­sumers, industry and gov­ern­ment at all levels. As law­makers are con­sid­ering major cyber­se­cu­rity leg­is­la­tion, the North­eastern del­e­ga­tion of … Continued

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

Security Expert Testifies before Senate Committee

The United States has made great strides in top­pling major orga­ni­za­tions that pose a threat to national secu­rity, said Stephen E. Flynn, the founding co-​​director of Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity. He deliv­ered his tes­ti­mony on … 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