Our Mission and Vision

The McCrary Institute seeks practical solutions to real-world problems, underpinned by research and scholarship. Founded in 2015 through a generous donation to Auburn University by the Alabama Power Foundation in honor of its retiring CEO and Auburn alumnus Charles D. McCrary, the Institute fuses theory with practice, and policy with technology, to protect and advance U.S. interests in the areas of cyber and critical infrastructure security.

The Institute’s approach and solutions are designed to enhance security across the public and private sectors. Read more about our Areas of Emphasis

The Center for Cyber and Homeland Security is part of the McCrary Institute, and drives the policy component of the Institute’s work.