Dr. Brian Nussbaum

Dr. Brian Nussbaum currently serves as Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany.  In this capacity he conducts research and teaches about terrorism, homeland security, cyber security, intelligence analysis and critical infrastructure protection.  Additionally, he currently serves as an affiliate scholar with the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School.  Prior to his current positions, Dr. Nussbaum spent almost a decade serving in both intelligence analysis and risk assessment capacities with New York State's homeland security agencies, including serving as Senior Intelligence Analyst with the New York State Office of Counterterrorism (OCT), part of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES).  In this capacity he oversaw terrorism and cyber security analysis projects at New York's designated fusion center, the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC), and authored and oversaw the New York State risk-based funding formula - a formula that was used to distribute $300 million dollars in homeland security grant program (HSGP) funds between 2006 and 2014.  Dr. Nussbaum also helped create and stand up the NYSIC's Cyber Analysis Unit (CAU).  From 2012-2013, Dr. Nussbaum served as the first ever Visiting Professor of Homeland Defense at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA, where he taught, conducted research and oversaw war games and simulations as a member of the Homeland Defense and Security Issues (HDSI) group within the Strategic Wargaming Division of the Center for Strategic Leadership and Development