Monday, April 4, 2022

Trusted CI Fellows urge researchers to protect their data

Each year, Trusted CI selects a small number of community members to become Trusted CI Fellows. They make connections in the research cybersecurity community and receive training, knowledge, and skills from Trusted CI, which they can then take back into their local communities to advance the state of cybersecurity for research and serve as an ongoing Trusted CI liaison. Trusted CI also asks Fellows to produce a report to capture and share what they’ve learned and how it applies to their domain.

Trusted CI Fellows Deb McCaffrey and Michael Kyle have examined the security needs of higher education researchers in recently published reports. Having augmented their security knowledge from Trusted CI webinars and workshops, they advise researchers to take a systemic approach to protecting their data. 

In her Trusted CI report, Deb McCaffrey, a research computing facilitator at the University of Michigan, explores the security needs of basic and clinical research. She concludes that researchers need a better understanding of their security environments to protect their data.

Michael Kyle is a scientific applications consultant for the University of Delaware. In his Trusted CI report, he describes how researchers can manage their risks with the proper classification and protection of digital research data.

Trusted CI thanks Deb and Michael for these contributions and will highlight these and future Fellows reports in the Fellows section of the Trusted CI website.