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The Global Resilience Institute is committed to informing and advancing societal resilience around the world. Individuals, communities, nations, and the systems they depend upon, can thrive only if they have the means to better withstand, recover from and adapt to the inevitable shocks and disruptive events of the 21st century. Our university-wide Institute is partnering with other leading academic research institutions, nonprofits and the public and private sectors to devise and apply practical, interdisciplinary innovations and solutions to resilience challenges.

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On May 22, a suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device in an entryway as concert goers left a show put on by Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena in England.…
On Friday May 12, the  WannaCry Ransomware attack began infecting computers on several hospitals in Britain's National Health Service network and quickly spread to computers in across the world; over the weekend, the…
On May 11, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at improving cybersecurity within the Federal Government. It was initially scheduled to be signed January 31, but was postponed for…
In 2012, General Keith Alexander, then director of the NSA and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, commented that the theft of industrial information and intellectual property (IP) through cyber-crime constituted…
Authorities in Georgia issued a mandatory evacuation order for all St. George County residents on May 7 as the West Mims Wildfire spread towards homes. Residents in Nassau County, across the…
Multiple April thunderstorms in Atlanta resulted  in the cancellation of 4,000 Delta flights over the course of a week. The problems were exacerbated by the strict rules about crew and pilot working hours,…

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Northeastern's MS SRS program prepares the next generation of security leadership to address an evolving array of 21st century challenges.

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Our Mission

The Global Resilience Institute is committed to informing and advancing societal resilience around the world. Individuals, communities, nations, and the systems they depend upon, can thrive only if they have the means to better withstand, recover from and adapt to the inevitable shocks and disruptive events of the 21st century. Our university-wide Institute is partnering with other leading academic research institutions, nonprofits and the public and private sectors to devise and apply practical, interdisciplinary innovations and solutions to resilience challenges.

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