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Stuart Madnick is the John Norris Maguire (1960) Professor of Information Technology at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Affiliate Faculty member at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS); and the Founding Director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan: the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.  

Madnick’s involvement in cybersecurity research goes back to 1979, when he coauthored the book Computer Security. Currently, he heads the Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan Initiative, formerly called the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, ­ aka (IC)3.

Madnick holds a PhD in computer science from MIT and has been an MIT faculty member since 1972. He served as the head of MIT's Information Technology Group in the Sloan School of Management for more than 20 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 300 books, articles, and reports. Besides cybersecurity, his other research interests include Big Data, semantic connectivity, database technology, software project management, and the strategic use of information technology. 

Madnick has served as a consultant to major corporations and has been the cofounder of five high-tech firms. He currently operates the 14th-century Langley Castle Hotel in England.



Madnick wins best paper award

Madnick wins Editorial 2022 Best Paper Award


"Catastrophe Bond Trading Can Boost Security Improving Cyber (Re-)Insurance Markets."

Ranjan Pal, Stuart Madnick, and Michael Siegel. In Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems, Panama: August 2023.

"Convergence and Divergence of Regulatory Compliance and Cybersecurity."

Marotta, Angelica and Stuart Madnick. Issues in Information Systems Vol. 22, No. 1 (2021): 10-50.

"Applying the Lessons from the Equifax Cybersecurity Incident to Build a Better Defense."

Kabanov, Ilya, and Stuart Madnick. MIS Quarterly Executive Vol. 20, No. 2 (2021): 1-17.

"The Next Global Financial Crisis Could be Caused by Efforts to Prevent the Cyberattack."

Keman Huang and Stuart Madnick. In Proceedings of the 19th Workshop on e-Business: The Role of e-Business during the Time of Grand Challenges, New York, NY: June 2021.

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