Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research releases an “ Effective Cybersecurity for Research” Whitepaper

 The tension between cybersecurity and research has kept institutional cybersecurity efforts for research confined to the most sensitive research, especially in academia.  Evolving threats and new cybersecurity requirements scoped beyond individual awards are now slated to change the status quo.  They point to a future where securing research holistically is no longer optional.  Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research released a paper this week outlining an approach to cybersecurity for research that shows great promise in breaking the prevailing security versus research impasse. It focuses exclusively on the researcher and the research mission, reduces the cybersecurity and compliance burden on the researcher, and secures not only research subject to rules and regulations, but all research.  It is being embraced by researchers voluntarily and accelerating research measurably.

The paper can be accessed by visiting this EDUCAUSE library page:  Effective Cybersecurity for Research