President, NUARI; Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Norwich University
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 is a non-profit corporation organized by the Trustees of Norwich University. 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 the DECIDE® Platform, a strategic decision-making and communication exercise tool set. The DECIDE® Platform provides an unparalleled cyber threat experience to simulate a broad range of cyber threats and incident scenarios in a dynamic online environment. DECIDE® helps organizations exercise and experiment response plans and technical solutions, honing the real time decision-making capabilities, strategic communications’, critical infrastructure security, and sector level coordination that prevent cyber incidents from becoming a business disaster. NUARI created the financial sector exercises Quantum Dawn© operated in conjunction with industry institutions, associations, law enforcement, homeland and national security, and financial sector regulators. NUARI has executed DECIDE® events internationally including Singapore, South Africa, and the European Union.
NUARI is a member of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, NCPC http://www.cyberpreparednessconsortium.org/, organized around the Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) to provide cyber security training and education to “whole communities”. NCPC has been awarded Continuing Training Grants in support of these efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. NUARI works closely with NCPC members in the development and delivery of cyber security curriculum and education and training courses.
NUARI has developed cyber security education and training technologies for hands-on experiences, partnering with industry tool developers and emerging technologies to prepare cyber security professionals. 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, Chief Information Officer, and was responsible for the creation of the Cyber Security Programs, and the research and development activities that became NUARI in 2002.