Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lodging Deadline Approaching AND Registration Now Closed - 2017 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure

This is a reminder that the room block for the 2017 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure will close next week on July 28, 2017. In order to take advantage of the group rate, you must reserve your room prior to then. This can be done by following this link.


Additionally, due to overwhelming response, all available spots for the 2017 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure have been filled. Therefore, registration has been closed.


The slides from each presentation and training will be posted to the Summit web site shortly after the Summit concludes.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Amy Starzynski Coddens at: astarzyn@iu.edu.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cal Poly Pomona Scholarship for Service Program Engagement

The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the NSF to grant 4-year colleges scholarship funds to encourage students to pursue cybersecurity as a career. Scholarship recipients agree to work for a qualifying federal or state government agency upon graduation as a means of returning the investment in their education with the additional benefit of strengthening critical government infrastructure. Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) received such a grant in 2015 and its program is headed by Professor Mohammad Husain.

Dr. Husain contacted CTSC to request an engagement to provide a hands-on experience in securing cyber infrastructure for the students in the CPP SFS program in the CPP PolySec Lab. After meeting to introduce one another and discuss engagement options, CTSC and CPP agreed to work together to conduct an on-site seminar at CPP for SFS students at CPP and other campuses that introduces the unique cybersecurity challenges of NSF cyberinfrastructure and provides practical training on cybersecurity topics in the areas of expertise of CTSC staff. CTSC staff will encourage the students to consider careers in trustworthy cyberinfrastructure. The seminar is scheduled to occur in mid-October.

We will announce more details about the seminar, and eligible students, as the information becomes available. To learn more about Cal Poly Pomona’s SFS program, see their site.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CTSC Completes Engagement With DataONE


CTSC engaged DataONE, an NSF funded project under a Cooperative Agreement through the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI), in a cyber-checkup -- a high-level review by CTSC of that project’s cybersecurity program.  The engagement began with DataONE undertaking a risk-based survey designed to explore the current state of security within DataONE’s cyberinfrastructure (CI).  To accomplish this, DataONE utilized CTSC’s Risk Evaluation Spreadsheet.  CTSC and DataONE then focused on identifying key areas where DataONE could use its resources most efficiently to strengthen its CI.  Finally, CTSC presented DataONE with a list of opportunities that describe new or updated mechanisms and/or policies in the aforementioned areas such that DataONE could continue to strengthen and advance their cybersecurity posture.

Monday, July 10, 2017

CCoE Webinar July 24th 11am ET: Inaugural Security Program at Internet2

Internet2's Paul Howell is presenting the talk "Inaugural Security Program at Internet2," on July 24th at 11am (Eastern).

Please register here. Be sure to check spam/junk folder for registration confirmation with attached calendar file.
The presentation will cover the introduction of a security program to protect the national R&E network operated by Internet2. Discussed will the methodology to conduct a security risk assessment of the network, the findings from the assessment, and specific improvements undertaken
More information about this presentation is on the event page.

Presentations are recorded and include time for questions with the audience.

Join CTSC's discuss mailing list for information about upcoming events. To submit topics or requests to present, contact us here. Archived presentations are available on our site under "Past Events."