Hariri Institute Director Azer Bestavros Confers with Federal Officials on Cybersecurity

On July 8, Hariri Institute Director Azer Bestavros briefed Department of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS) officials on several cybersecurity projects now in progress at BU, including the Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS), a $10 million, five-year, National Science Foundation–funded project to help develop information systems with several layers of security measures, and  Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), a computing cloud Hariri is developing with enhanced cybersecurity.

A professor of computer science at the College of Arts & Sciences, Bestavros says the information on BU’s projects was “very well received” by the officials. His meeting with government officials is featured on BU Today.