North­eastern fac­ulty are on the front lines, working to combat cyber threats and explore the com­plex­i­ties of infor­ma­tion assur­ance in an increas­ingly tech­no­log­ical world. These experts can address cyber­se­cu­rity issues with the poten­tial to affect a large number of people, as well as the detec­tion and pre­ven­tion of web based attacks and the strengths and vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties of net­works like the smart grid.