Homeland Security has taken on many more aspects than just traditional physical protection in the 21st century. With the threats multiplying from non-state actors, natural disasters and industrial accidents, those who guard the borders need to be ever more vigilant.

Novel and effective security encompasses the physical homeland but also the virtual one. It requires sensitive sensors as well as trained rapid response personnel.

The Homeland Security Institute at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev provides a natural environment for researchers in the field from those undertaking basic research with homeland security implications to those working on advanced applications for government agencies and other related organizations.

The Homeland Security Institute brings together scientists from diverse disciplines from engineering to psychology, medicine to geography with the goal of improving overall Security: the state of being free from danger or injury: To protect our social wellbeing, to protect our borders and infrastructures, and to protect our virtual environment.

The Institute encourages global partnerships with other cutting-edge institutions with similar interests.