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  • Monday, January 28, 2019

CCoE Webinar: Securing Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: The ResearchSOC

With Von Welch and colleagues

Event details

  • Date & time
    Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Location
    Online webinar

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About this event

The Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) announces the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCOE)Webinar Series to fulfill their mission of providing readily available cybersecurity services tailored to the NSF science community. 

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The research and education (R&E) community faces particular challenges regarding cybersecurity: diversity of size and autonomy, the use of diverse infrastructure (scientific instruments, sensor networks, sequencers, etc.), the highly collaborative and dynamic nature of scientific communities, and the specialized expertise needed to support cybersecurity in the research context. This webinar provides an overview of the ResearchSOC, which provides the R&E community with cybersecurity services, training, and information sharing needed to make scientific cyberinfrastructure resilient to cyberattacks and capable of supporting trustworthy, productive research.  

The ResearchSOC leverages existing cybersecurity services from Indiana University, Duke University, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. It combines these operational services with the establishment of a community of practice for sharing best practices, lessons learned, and operational intelligence. The ResearchSOC couples these services with outreach and training, targeted at research projects and the higher education information security community, to educate them on information security for research.  

This webinar is ideal for technology managers supporting scientific research projects. 


  • Von Welch: Director, Indiana University Center for Applied CybersSecurity Research and Director, Research Security Operations Center.
  • Richard Biever: Chief Information Security Officer, Duke University.
  • Michael Corn: Chief Information Security Officer at the University of California, San Diego.
  • Inna Kouper: Assistant Director, Data to Insight Center at Indiana University.
  • James Marsteller: Chief Information Security Officer of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Susan Sons: Chief Security Analyst at Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.

The webinars are recorded and will be linked on YouTube and on this page for later viewing. Each webinar includes time for questions from attendees, so please join the live webinar if you are able. They use Adobe Connect to conduct the webinars (test your connection, Adobe add-in not required for participants). Participant lines are muted. They provide a chat box for participant questions.

Upcoming topics are communicated on their blog.  If you have questions or comments after the webinar, please join their discussion mailing list. To submit topics or request to present, contact them here.

  National Science Foundation CTSC CCoE

As the National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, CTSC draws on expertise from multiple internationally recognized institutions, including Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute, the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Drawing on this expertise, CTSC collaborates with NSF-funded research organizations to focus on addressing the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by such entities. In addition to our leadership team, a world-class CTSC Advisory Committee adds its experience and a critical eye to the center's strategic decision-making.

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