Dr. Madnick has been actively involved in cybersecurity research since at least 1979, when he co-authored the book "Computer Security." Currently, he heads MIT's Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity — aka (IC)3 (pronounced IC-cube). Dr. Madnick has been actively involved in cybersecurity research since at least 1979, when he co-authored the book "Computer Security."
Dr. Madnick holds a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT and has been an MIT faculty member since 1972. He served as the head of MIT's Information Technologies Group in the Sloan School of Management for more than 20 years. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 books, articles and reports, including a classic textbook on operating systems. Besides cybersecurity, his current research interests include information integration technologies, semantic connectivity among disparate distributed information systems, database technology, software project management, internet applications and the strategic use of information technology.
Dr. Madnick has been active in industry as a key designer and developer of projects such as IBM's VM/370 operating system and Lockheed's DIALOG information retrieval system. He has served as a consultant to major corporations, including AT&T, Citicorp, IBM and Microsoft. He has also been the founder or co-founder of five high-tech firms and is the current owner of the 14th-century Langley Castle Hotel in England.