Defense & Security Research Institute (DSRI)
The Defense & Security Research Institute leverages the University of Arizona’s research strengths to create economic alliances with Arizona and the nation’s defense and security industries. Arizona has the fifth-largest aerospace and defense economy in the country and is home to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Fort Huachuca, Raytheon, and others with whom the UA already has strong relationships. Led by Austin Yamada, with decades of executive national security experience in government, industry, and academia and as former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in Special Operations and Combating Terrorism, the DSRI enhances the University’s valued partnerships by matching the research needs of defense and security initiatives with our equipment and expertise.
Hacking a heart pacemaker isn't science fiction. See what experts are doing about it
Doctors, hackers and medical device manufacturers discuss how to protect medical devices from cyberattacks, during the two-day CyberMed Summit in Phoenix, on June 8, 2017
UA Med School Hosts Summit on Medical Device Hacking
Drs. Jeffrey Tully and Christian Dameff, alumni of the College of Medicine – Phoenix, teamed up with the Atlantic Council to attract more than 100 cybersecurity experts to a conference in Phoenix.
UA Experts Say Phone Privacy Case Portends Future
In the digital age, we can expect matters of privacy and security increasingly to be front and center, according to a panel discussion featuring UA privacy and security experts.
DSRI's Mission: Strengthen Critical Defense Industry Partnerships with UA
Opened in 2014 and designed as an interdisciplinary center of research, DSRI leverages the UA's research strengths as it partners with the defense and security industries.