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Promoting cybersecurity for open science: CTSC plays key role in URISC workshop at SC17

The Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) developed a special introduction to open-source materials

The URISC (Understanding Risk in Shared CyberEcosystems) workshop will take place from November 11 to 16 at SC17. In addition to 12 hours of cybersecurity training, URISC participants will attend SC17, the flagship high performance computing (HPC) industry conference and technology showcase that attracts more than 10,000 international attendees each year.

Altogether, 34 URISC delegates and guests will represent 11 countries and 12 US states. Participants include cybersecurity professionals, HPC system administrators, educators, and network engineers who support research computing at US and sub-Saharan African colleges and universities in under-served regions. All serve in professional support roles at least 50 percent of the time where they help students, faculty, and staff leverage locally-hosted or remotely-accessed advanced cyberinfrastructure for education and open research.

A URISC introduction to open-source materials was developed by the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) at Indiana University, led by CTSC Director and URISC subject matter expert Von Welch. A coaching session on the art of external relations will also be presented by STEM-Trek Nonprofit Director Elizabeth Leake, focusing specifically on how to foster administrative and legislative buy-in for a greater cybersecurity investment on university campuses.

Additionally, specialists from Internet2, InCommon, The National Center for Atmospheric Research, UW-Madison, University of Illinois (CTSC), South African Centre for HPC, and Indiana University (CTSC) will present on a variety of cybersecurity topics.

For more, visit the STEM-Trek website or read the HPCwire announcement.