Trusted CI provides the NSF community with a coherent understanding of cybersecurity’s role in producing trustworthy science and the information and know-how required to achieve and maintain effective cybersecurity programs.Read more about Trusted CI
ResearchSOC helps make scientific computing resilient to cyberattacks and capable of supporting trustworthy, productive research. We do this by providing the cybersecurity services, training, and information sharing necessary to a community as unique and variable as research and education.Read more about ResearchSOC
The Principles-based Assessment for Cybersecurity Toolkit (PACT) is a tool for assessing the toughest cybersecurity problems. CACR chief policy analysts developed the tool in collaboration with NSWC Crane. As a naval installation, Crane uses technologies that many would consider atypical, and which require custom cybersecurity solutions.Read more about PACT
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High-Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP) is a large-scale, collaborative initiative, led by Princeton University, to manage and protect the unprecedented torrent of data produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Cern, Switzerland, and to ensure that it can be used by scientists here in the United States and around the world. IU’s role in the project is to oversee security of Open Science Grid, a high-throughput computing platform that allows scientists at any institution, even those without high-end compute resources, to work with massive data sets such as that coming from the Large Hadron Collider.Read more about IRIS-HEP
Election Security 2020
Led by CACR, a team of IU experts will help prepare election officials in all 92 Indiana counties for cybersecurity incidents related to the 2020 general election and beyond. State legislators have awarded Indiana University $301,958 to partner with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office to review and improve the state’s election cybersecurity incident response plan.
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Securing research data, especially meeting new, stricter regulatory and other cybersecurity requirements, is becoming a challenge for both IU researchers and campus units that support research.
To help them navigate this complex landscape, CACR, UITS Research Technologies, and OVPIT Information Security are partnering to reduce the cybersecurity burden on researchers while enabling improved cybersecurity for IU research projects.Read more about SecureMyResearch
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
To better understand how to effectively and securely work with machine learning and artificial intelligence researchers and to improve OmniSOC’s capabilities, in 2019 CACR and the OmniSOC team began working with Dr. Jay Yang and his team at Rochester Institute of Technology to implement Dr. Yang’s ASSERT research prototype with the OmniSOC. ASSERT is a machine learning system which automatically categorizes attacker behaviors derived from alerts and other information into descriptive models in order to help a SOC operator more effectively identify related attacker behavior. CACR staff are working with OmniSOC engineers and researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology to validate the methodology and test the research prototype for use at OmniSOC.
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The Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing (PATh) brings together the Center for High Throughput Computing and the Open Science Grid to advance the nation’s campuses and science communities through the use of distributed high throughput computing (dHTC). CACR provides the operational security team.
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The Scientific Workflow Integrity with Pegasus (SWIP) project improves the security and integrity of scientific data by integrating cryptographic integrity checking and provenance information into the Pegasus workflow management system.Read more about SWIP
The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) is committed to bringing a transformative change to the software assurance landscape by providing a national marketplace with continuous software assurance (SwA) capabilities for researchers and developers.Read more about SWAMP