Thursday, May 26, 2016

Array of Things Engagement

In Fall 2015, NSF awarded $3.1m to the Array of Things urban sensing project. Over the course of 2016, 500 Array of Things (AoT) nodes will be deployed to measure data on Chicago’s environment, infrastructure and activity to scientifically investigate solutions to urban challenges ranging from air quality to urban flooding. The ultimate goal of this innovative community technology platform is to help make cities cleaner, healthier and more livable.

AoT leadership, recognizing the potential cybersecurity and privacy implications, approached CTSC about an engagement. CTSC attended the AoT kickoff meeting in September 2015 and engaged fully at the start of 2016. CTSC personnel are reviewing system designs in the context of cybersecurity and privacy, providing security policy development guidance, and organizing expert discussions to inform privacy requirements and policies. The engagement will run through June of 2016. Von Welch, outside of his CTSC role, has agreed to continue a relationship beyond June to provide guidance on these topics.

Monday, May 16, 2016

CTSC Netcast Wednesday at #I2Summit16

The CTSC session at the Internet2 Global Summit on Wednesday May 18 at 3pm Central Time will be streamed online. Please join us in person in the Indiana/Iowa room (on the 6th Floor) or online at for an update on CTSC activities and a discussion about cybersecurity challenges and opportunities for science. Tom Barton (University of Chicago) and Kim Milford (REN-ISAC) will present their perspective on this topic and participate in the discussion.

Also please don't forget the CCoE Webinar Series Kickoff on Monday May 23 at 10am Central Time. Visit for details.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Announcing: 2016 NSF Cybersecurity Summit - Registration and Call For Participation (CFP)

It is our great pleasure to announce the 2016 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure.  The event will take place Tuesday, August 16th through Thursday, August 18th, at the Westin Arlington Gateway near National Science Foundation Headquarters in Arlington, VA. Attendees will include cybersecurity practitioners, technical leaders, and risk owners from within the NSF Large Facilities and CI community, as well as key stakeholders and thought leaders from the broader scientific and cybersecurity communities.

Complete the online registration form by July 29th, 2016:

Call for Participation (CFP) - Now Open
Program content for the summit is driven by our community. We invite proposals for presentations, breakout and training sessions as well as nominations for student scholarships. The deadline for CFP submissions is June 3rd. To learn more about the CFP please visit:

More information can be found at

Register now for the rescheduled CCoE Webinar Series Kickoff

Due to technical difficulties we postponed our kickoff of the CCoE Webinar Series. We have moved the event to May 23rd at 11am (EDT). If you registered for the previous event you will have to re-register for this updated event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Click here to register.

The kickoff presentation will be presented by members of the CTSC Leadership Team and focuses on who we are, our activities, projects, and areas we can assist the community. Presentations will be recorded and include time for questions with the audience.

We are communicating upcoming topics on our discuss mailing list and the announcements mailing list. If you haven't joined the lists, subscribe using the links above. To submit topics or request to present, contact us here.