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Scott Mancini

Part-Time Lecturer


Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Scott Mancini
360 Huntington Avenue, 301 ME
Boston, MA 02115


  • MS in Information Assurance, Northeastern University
  • BS in Administration of Justice, Roger Williams University


In addition to teaching at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, Scott Mancini has over thirty years of combined information security, investigative and risk management experience in both the Defense and Law Enforcement industries. After a twenty-one year career in law enforcement, he now serves as the Information Security Manager at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In this capacity, Scott manages all aspects of the laboratory’s Information Security program functions and assigned personnel, leading a large team of dedicated professional staff, focusing on issues in support of National Security.

Scott is a graduate of Northeastern University’s MS in Information Assurance program. He completed his undergraduate work at Roger Williams University, obtaining his BS in Administration of Justice.

Scott’s experience includes incident response, computer network defense, enterprise forensics, risk management, IT security policy and compliance, as well as management of the implementation of enterprise-level information security solutions.

About Me

  • Field of research/teaching – Information Assurance

What are the specifics of your educational background?

I earned my MS in Information Assurance from Northeastern University and my BS in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University.

What are your research interests?

Information security policies and practices in the United States have rapidly evolved due to exponentially increasing threats from nation-state and organized criminal adversaries. A paradigm shift, from strictly implementing protective measures in response to threats to implementing holistic risk management approaches while incorporating the concept of “resiliency,” continues to evolve. This includes the need for an educated cyber security workforce, increased information sharing opportunities, as well as the deployment of sound risk management and strategic planning methodologies.

What courses/subjects do you teach?

Decision Making in Critical Infrastructure