The CACR is a research center affiliated with the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute and a member of the Indiana University cybersecurity community, which includes the Maurer School of Law, the Kelley School of Business, the School of Informatics and Computing, REN-ISAC, the University Information Policy Office, and the University Information Security Office.
The CACR is distinctive in interweaving technical and policy expertise. The Center draws on Indiana University’s wide range of scholarly expertise in computer science, informatics, accounting and information systems, criminal justice, law, organizational behavior, public policy, and other disciplines, as well as the extensive practical cybersecurity experience of its operational units. The center’s leadership reflects this range of expertise:
- Director Von Welch has more than a decade of experience developing, deploying, and providing cybersecurity for private and public sector HPC and distributed computing systems.
- Administrative Director Leslee Cooper has over two decades of accounting and financial management experience.
- Associate Director William Barnett is Chief Research Informatics Officer for Indiana CTSI and Regenstrief and visiting associate research professor of medical and molecular genetics in the IU School of Medicine.
- Associate Director Mark Bruhn is Indiana University’s associate vice president for assurance and public safety.
- Associate Director Scott Orr is an instructor in Network Security and System Administration at IUPUI.
Building on this foundation, the CACR has achieved a number of successes over the past year:
- Organizing the National Science Foundation’s Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure
- Winning the ISE North America Project of the Year Award in the Academic/Public Sector Category for the Department of Homeland Security Software Assurance Marketplace Project
- Recertifying Indiana University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research
- Leading a faculty group representing six Indiana University schools in the development of a white paper for the Department of Defense’s Minerva social science research initiative.