Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DesignSafe-CI and CTSC Complete Cyber-checkup

CTSC has completed its engagement with DesignSafe-CI (DesignSafe), a component of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) and funded by the NSF under a Cooperative Agreement through the Division Of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) (NSF-1520817).  In a cyber-checkup tailored for DesignSafe’s existing NIST 800-53 based cybersecurity control implementation, CTSC reviewed security documents for DesignSafe, as well as seven experimental facilities (EFs) that DesignSafe governed, and then generated a matrix in order to display the thoroughness of each site’s adherence to best practices in security.  Using this observed data, both CTSC and DesignSafe collaborated in identifying opportunities for improvement for each of the sites' existing security programs.