Tuesday, January 4, 2022

2021 NSF Cybersecurity Summit Report is now available

The 2021 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure continued a nine-year tradition of providing a forum for NSF scientists, researchers, and cybersecurity professionals to develop community and share best practices. Trusted CI, NSF’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, hosted the Summit and looks forward to the 10th anniversary of hosting the Summit in 2022. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Trusted CI hosted the Summit virtually for the second year in a row. The 2021 Summit was held online Oct. 12-13, 15, 18-19. On Oct. 14, NSF held a Large Facilities Workshop in coordination with Trusted CI.

Collaboration, communicating with leadership about technology, mitigating against cyberattacks, identity management, building the cybersecurity workforce, and compliance were among important themes at the Summit.

The number of individuals who registered for the 2021 Summit increased to 329, including 15 students, 101 NSF-supported projects, and 19 of 20 NSF Large Facilities.

By removing the budget constraints of travel and hotel costs, this year’s online Summit enabled increased international participation, with representation from 11 countries from the previous high of eight in 2020.

The Trusted CI team looks forward to an in-person 2022 Summit, along with a virtual attendance option, so we can continue to advance the mission of the NSF science community.

Click here to see the 2021 Summit report.