CACR staff help manage the daily operations of the Center. CACR staff includes administrative, management, external relations support, as well as security and policy analysts.
Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer
Randy Heiland is a computer scientist (M.S., U. Utah) and applied mathematician (M.A., Arizona State U.) who has worked in industry, government labs, and academia.
Senior Policy Analyst
Scott Russell is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. Scott was previously the Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Security Law & Policy. Scott’s work thus far has emphasized private sector cybersecurity best practices, data aggregation and the First and Fourth Amendments, and cybercrime in international law. Scott studied Computer Science and History at the University of Virginia and received his J.D. from the Indiana University, Maurer School of Law.
Zalak Shah is a Systems Analyst at Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR). He did his undergrad in Computer Engineering from Gujarat Technological University, India and has completed his master’s in Information Assurance from Northeastern University, Boston. During his master’s he did his co-op as a Digital Forensic Analyst with Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office where, he has worked on various cybercrime related cases.
Senior Security Analyst
Anurag Shankar is a Senior Security Analyst at Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR). His expertise includes regulatory compliance (HIPAA and FISMA) and cybersecurity risk management.