About

Being SMART
Cyber SMART builds on the long-established reputation of the Georgetown University as a leading, trusted industrial-academic research platform, forged over many years by the National Science Foundation (NSF) accredited Software and Security Research Center (S2ERC) and more recently by the Blockchain Technology and Ecosystem Design Research Center (B-TED). Adhering to the standards and requirements of the NSF’s Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) program, Cyber SMART now takes that approach to cost-effective research to the next level to provide fintech and related cyber research.

The Cyber SMART Difference
Cyber SMART removes the segregation that typically exists between the sciences and specialty disciplines to make the full range of relevant academic expertise easily accessible to businesses, government and individuals for funtech and related cyber research and training. Public and private sector organizations are provided with comprehensive solutions that address the most challenging national and international cyber opportunities and issues through delivery of transformative multi-discipline research by the world’s leading experts.
The depth and breadth of the research produced by Cyber SMART is a game-changer in the research available to organizations to shape their operations, the cyber research opportunities available to academics and students in a range of disciplines; and in the educative impact on curricula, policy, standards, and regulation.


Cyber SMART Making a Difference

Cyber SMART prepares public and private sector organizations, researchers, educators and students as the future cyber professionals, for the new era of cyber. This new era is characterized by significant  economic reform, increased national and international regulation; greater icompetition. There is increased connectiveness through transborder data flows; new developments in communications, especially in IOT and over the top services; expanded use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology and the growing importance of digital identity. Overlaid are legal and policy aspects, particularly individual rights to data protection, privacy and identity; due diligence obligations of organizations; and the need for the development of standards particularly for new blockchain applications. There are also other considerations that are often overlooked. Disciplines beyond computer science including  economics, business management, behavioral and cognitive  sciences bring new perspective and understanding that informs cyber research and education.

Cyber SMART identifies and synthesizes all these aspects to provide comprehensive analysis and to develop and test solutions to address cyber opportunities and issues. Through this comprehensive approach t Cyber SMART is able to fully address the needs of government and private sector organizations now and in the future.

Our member organizations range from government and large multinational corporations, to small businesses in financial services, insurance, l technology development, security and investigation. Many members engage Cyber SMART to undertake research relevant to their specific interests and needs, others collaboratively fund research into what they consider important cyber developments that impact society..