CACR is an Indiana University 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.
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:
- Executive Director Scott Shackleford's areas of expertise include cyber security and privacy, international law and relations, property, and sustainability. He has written more than 100 articles, book chapters, essays, and op-eds for diverse outlets and is also the author of Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations: In Search of Cyber Peace.
- Administrative Director Leslee Bohland has more than two decades of experience in management and accounting.
- Deputy Director Craig Jackson's research interests include information security program development and governance, cybersecurity assessment design and conduct, legal and regulatory regimes' impact on information security and cyber resilience, evidence-based security, and innovative defenses.
- Chief Security Analyst Mark Krenz is focused on cybersecurity operations, research and education. He has more than two decades of experience in system and network administration and has spent the last decade focused on cybersecurity.
- Senior Security Analyst Anurag Shankar provides leadership in regulatory compliance (HIPAA, FISMA, and DFATS) and cybersecurity risk management. He has over two decades of experience in providing research computing services and building HIPAA compliant solutions for biomedical researchers.
- Senior Project Manager Kelli Shute supports Trusted CI, ResearchSOC, and our election security engagement with the State of Indiana. Kelli has more than 15 years of experience leading project teams, primarily in the private sector.
- Chief Security Analyst Susan Sons focuses on secure software engineering, ICS/SCADA security, operational security practice for research and development organizations, and security for legacy technologies in high-stakes applications. Susan serves as Information Security Officer for Open Science Grid, Director of OmniSOC, and supports Trusted CI the National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.
Building on this foundation, CACR has achieved a number of successes:
- 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
As a result, CACR has risen to a position of prominence in national and global cybersecurity conversations. CACR’s mission and vision are ambitious but achievable. They challenge CACR—and Indiana University—to identify and address the most difficult cybersecurity problems facing