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Clemson joins the OmniSOC cybersecurity operations center

Partnership will bolster Clemson’s cybersecurity efforts.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Clemson University has partnered with the OmniSOC, a shared collaborative higher-education security operations center led by Indiana University. OmniSOC provides 24/7 network security monitoring for its networks, conducts proactive threat hunting, and cybersecurity advisory services.

OmniSOC launched in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind higher education shared, collaborative security operations center (SOC).  Today, OmniSOC is higher education’s only collaborative, multistate security operations center, the only collaborative SOC supporting National Science Foundation research, and the only SOC with a multi-state institutional data-sharing agreement for researchers. Notably, in December 2020, OmniSOC was ranked as the number one higher education threat-hunting team in the country.

We welcome Clemson to the family of OmniSOC members of higher education institutions, research facilities, and regional networks.

Von Welch, executive director of OmniSOC

“OmniSOC adds to our cybersecurity efforts by providing us with 24/7 monitoring of our network, which is essential in today’s environment,” said Brian Voss, interim vice president and chief information officer at Clemson. “OmniSOC will be a key component in our defensive in-depth strategy to secure the integrity of our environment in light of the ever-evolving cyber-threats facing our university.

Von Welch is executive director of OmniSOC.

“We welcome Clemson to the family of OmniSOC members of higher education institutions, research facilities, and regional networks,” said Welch. “Through the OmniSOC, the higher education community collaborates to rapidly move from first awareness of a cybersecurity threat anywhere, to mitigation everywhere.”

OmniSOC was founded by members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance to reduce the time from first detection of a security threat to campus mitigation. OmniSOC has since expanded to include higher education and research institutions across the United States. OmniSOC also supports the ResearchSOC, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Security Operations Center, supplying cybersecurity for the nation’s greatest research. Major NSF clients include the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, GAGE/UNAVCO, and the Gemini Observatory.