Von Welch is the director of the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. CACR has a unique focus - improve real world cybersecurity for organizations with missions that challenge for traditional cybersecurity approaches. Examples include research and development, open science, and highly distributed collaborations. CACR project partners and funders include the US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, as well as private sector organizations - and Von’s roles span research, development, operations, and leadership. Von is a frequent public speaker, and he has authored nearly 50 publications and multiple internet standards.

Current roles:

NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Director and Principal Investigator

Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) co-PI and Chief Security Officer

InCommon Steering Committee
Advisor for Research.

Array of Things
Technical Security and Privacy Group Chair

Virginia ACCORD (Assuring Compliance for Computing and Research Data)
Community Advisory Board

Internet2 External Advisory Group on Cyberinfrastructure Deployment, Support and Protection