Phil Susmann

Phil Susmann is the President of Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI). NUARI serves the national public interest through the study of critical national issues and the development of related educational and training programs. NUARI conducts rapid research, develops and deploys needed technologies and addresses related policy and technology issues to enhance the national capability for preparedness and response. NUARI accomplishes its mission through the development of strategic alliances and teams, partnerships, and outreach programs with diverse public and private sector stakeholders. NUARI to date has received more than $62M in applied research funding. NUARI has active projects in Cyber Security, Defense Technologies, and Educational Technology and Delivery.

NUARI continues to develop DECIDE® Platform, a strategic decision-making and communication exercise tool set. DECIDE® Platform provides an unparalleled cyber threat experience to pose a broad range of cyber threats and incident scenarios in a dynamic online environment. NUARI created the Quantum Dawn© financial sector exercises, operated in conjunction with industry institutions, associations, law enforcement, homeland and national security, and financial sector regulators. Phil also has managed execution of DECIDE® events internationally, including in Singapore, South Africa, and the European Union.

NUARI is a member of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, NCPC, organized around the Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM), which provides cyber security training to “whole communities.” NUARI works closely with NCPC members to develop and deliver cyber security curriculum and education and training courses.

Phil Susmann is also Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Norwich University. He is responsible to the President of the university for government relations, strategic cyber security business development, and supporting the Board of Trustees New Business Initiatives and Strategic Planning Committee. Phil has been at Norwich University for 30 years as a faculty member and Chief Information Officer. He was also responsible for the creation of the Cyber Security Programs and the research and development activities that became NUARI in 2002.