Phil Susmann is the President of Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI). Mr. Susmann began his career as a Process Control Systems Engineer implementing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems in manufacturing, food processing and industrial research and development environments.
He took this software development and control theory to Norwich University initially as a faculty member, program chair, and then Chief Information Officer. Mr. Susmann was responsible for the creation of the Cyber Security Programs and the research and development activities that became NUARI in 2002.
Mr. Susmann has also led NUARI in cybersecurity risk assessments for small and regional electricity, generation, distribution, and transmission companies. Mr. Susmann has presented at numerous regional and national conferences on critical infrastructure protection, cyber security, and response and recovery.
John serves as the Vice President for the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes responsible for marketing, outreach, program management, DECIDE®, and the NUARI SSC. John previously served as the Director of Admissions, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management, and Associate Vice President for the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Norwich University. For over 13 years, John’s experience has spanned leadership, operations, strategic planning and implementation, large-scale projects, marketing, recruiting, admissions, student/client success, student/client retention, graduate and undergraduate advising, certificates, and continuing and professional education initiatives in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. John holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Minnesota State University.
Kristen is an Associate Vice President at NUARI managing the organization’s portfolio of Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decison-making Exercises (DECIDE®). She oversees the development and delivery of the cybersecurity and physical-threat focused exercises to test incident response protocol and improve the resiliency of various critical infrastructures. Her expertise is in strategic communication, media analysis, crisis and incident response, and complex change management. Kristen is also an adjunct professor in Norwich University’s Security Studies and Defense Analysis Bachelor’s Degree program as well as a former US Coast Guard Operations Specialist.
Jack is an Associate Vice President at NUARI and leads the NUARI SOC that processes 5TB of threat data per day and manages several other cybersecurity projects. He has spent 35 years in the computer industry working for the United States Air Force and Navy, Fortune 500 companies, and start-ups. During his time in industry he has worked in system and network administration, software development, testing, project management, and computer and network security. Jack worked with the Air Force Institute of Technology Center for Cyberspace Research to build and run an award-winning cyberspace operation training program for men and women of all branches of the military and several federal agencies. Jack continues to work in national defense as a member of the Vermont Air National Guard where he spends his weekends leading the F35 cyber mission defense team and teaching cyberspace operations.
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