DECIDE® Platform Press Releases

Governor of Vermont Phil Scott Appoints NUARI President Phil Susmann As His Cyber Security Advisor

(November 21, 2017)

Governor Phil Scott today announced appointments to his Cybersecurity Advisory Team, which he established via Executive Order 18-17 in October.

“Addressing cybersecurity is a critical mission for government, one that needs engagement, involvement and expertise from across public and private sectors,” said. Gov. Scott. “That’s why I formed this advisory team, which will carry out important work to improve our readiness and response to cyber threats. I appreciate the efforts of this team and their commitment to helping us in these efforts.”


DECIDE Platform Launches New Subscription-Based, Cybersecurity Exercise Services

(March 15, 2017)

NUARI is pleased to announce a new array of cyber exercise services on the widely regarded DECIDE® Platform. With subscription-based live exercises, learning modules focused on the most recent federal directives, and a new, quarterly Critical Infrastructure Protection Exercise series, DECIDE® has expanded on the digital response playbook needed to prevail against complex threats.

DECIDE Software nominated for “Innovation of the Year” by FedScoop 50

(August 31, 2016)

NUARI’s DECIDE-FS risk resiliency software was nominated last year by FedScoop as one of the best and brightest technologies implemented this year that make the federal government more efficient and effective. The FedScoop 50 Awards celebrate those people and products that make a positive impact in the public sector. FedScoop is the leading government tech media company in Washington, DC. More»

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes Names New Board Member

(April 30, 2015)

NUARI named Northfield Savings Bank President and CEO Thomas S. Leavitt, of Waterbury Center, to its board of directors. Leavitt joins 10 directors on the board, bringing 22 years of banking experience that spans across all functions and includes a history of community and board involvement. As a result, Leavitt will also bring significant insight to NUARI’s focus on supporting the U.S. financial sector with unique cybersecurity tools. More»

Norwich University Wins $2.3 Million FEMA Cybersecurity Grant

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) has been awarded $2.3 million by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help better prepare the country to defend itself against continuous cyberattacks and intrusions. NUARI has partnered with five other universities in the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC), where it will develop numerous training products (from blended mobile training programs to comprehensive cyberterrorism defense courses) on cybersecurity over the next three years. More»

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Norwich University Applied Research Institutes develops cybersecurity course for first responders

(March 22, 2016)

As a member of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC), NUARI earned a contract last year from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a cybersecurity course for first responders. The course, “Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment,” will enable students to apply vulnerability and threat assessment as well as risk analysis capabilities to the cybersecurity field. The course will eventually be made available on the National Training and Education Division (NTED) catalog. More»

Norwich University computer security program on-site to support Super Bowl 50

(March 21, 2016)

Norwich University’s computer security and information assurance (CSIA) program represented the only educational institution invited to support safety and security functions around Super Bowl 50. With support from students at the on-campus Global Threat observatory, students and faculty collaborated with Levi’s Stadium and the Super Bowl 50 Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Protection subcommittee. CSIA students worked throughout 2015 on this project and formed key partnerships with leading software developers. More»

2015 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education

(November 27, 2015)

NUARI participated in a one-and-a-half-day event that served as a discussion forum for how cybersecurity trends and issues impact the higher education community. Participants included senior leaders from institutions of higher education such as NUARI as well as representatives from federal departments and agencies that support campus resilience. The event included workshops and briefings focusing on the cyber threat landscape across the U.S. higher education community as well as a tabletop exercise challenging participants to respond to a campus wide data breach. More»

Quantum Dawn 3 After-Action Report

(November 23, 2015)

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) collaborated with NUARI to host a live exercise that included over 650 participants from over 80 financial institutions, government agencies and market utilities. The live exercise was designed with a focus to improve financial institutions’ readiness to respond to sector-wide cyberattacks. Firms tested their response plans, strategic decision-making abilities, and communications capabilities. More»

NUARI hosts Cyber Crisis Simulation at Sibos Singapore Conference

(October 12, 2015)

NUARI hosted a cyber crisis simulation at the global Sibos conference in Singapore, engaging participants to join forces with colleagues from other organizations to actively participate in a cyber-attack simulation facilitated by DECIDE Platform. This live exercise enabled financial institutions to improve their operational resilience to cyber events through realistic scenarios. Sibos convenes 8,000 business leaders and decision-makers from financial institutions, market infrastructures, and technology partners to help shape the future of the financial sector. More»

Norwich University’s Cyber Gaming Software Utilized in Quantum Dawn 3 Cybersecurity Exercise

(September 17, 2015)

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) tested its cyber gaming software yesterday with over 500 participants from over 80 financial institutions and government organizations in Quantum Dawn 3, one of the largest financial sector cybersecurity exercises. The exercise allowed some of the country’s largest financial institutions and some of its smallest to test their ability to maintain operations while managing a coordinated cyber-attack designed to interrupt the U.S. financial system. Previous live exercises were conducted in both 2013 and 2011. More»