Friday, September 30, 2022

Trusted CI at 2022 NSF Research Infrastructure Workshop in Boulder

Earlier this month, members of Trusted CI presented a workshop at the NSF 2022 Research Infrastructure Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. 

The Research Infrastructure Workshop was a four-day event on safety, cyberinfrastructure, cybersecurity, and science communication. The hybrid event included a poster session, social gatherings, site tours of NCAR’s Research Aviation Facility, GAGE, and NEON, and virtual ice breaker and speed dating sessions to facilitate networking opportunities for everyone. Several members of Trusted CI attended the multi-day event, making new connections with operational and senior leadership at major facilities, midscale facilities, and the NSF.

Our workshop on Friday targeted cyber security officers and focused on the JASON advisory report on Cybersecurity at NSF Major Facilities, cybersecurity guidelines in the Research Infrastructure Guide (RIG), a panel on building a cybersecurity program using the Trusted CI Framework, ransomware, and how the ResearchSOC supports NSF major facilities.

Representatives from the NSF, NRAO, OOI, GAGE, and the ResearchSOC presented and participated during the workshop. We thank Craig Risien (OOI), Wade Craig (NRAO), and Doug Ertz (GAGE) for participating in the Framework panel.

Trusted CI’s partner, CI Compass, led a cyberinfrastructure workshop earlier in the day that included panels on data management and workforce development.

We are grateful to the event organizers for giving us the opportunity to present, as well as meeting with our community members, both online and in-person.

Slides and videos from the event will be posted to the NSF Research Infrastructure Knowledge Sharing Gateway when they become available.

Trusted CI's Jim Basney and NSF's Jim Ulvestad
NSF's Robert Beverly
Trusted CI's Scott Russell
Framework panel

Trusted CI's Ryan Kiser
ResearchSOC's Susan Sons

Monday, September 19, 2022

Trusted CI Presenting at CENIC 2022, Streaming Option Available

Trusted CI Deputy Director and Co-PI Sean Peisert is presenting the talk, “Experiences with Adoption and Implementation of the Trusted CI Framework,” at the 2022 CENIC Annual Conference on Monday September 26th at 11:50 a.m. (Pacific) in the Main Ballroom. This talk will be available for streaming (click here for streaming instructions).

CENIC is the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California. It is a non-profit corporation formed to provide high-performance, high-bandwidth networking services to California universities and research institutions. CENIC 2022, “brings together CENIC’s richly diverse community, with participants from all education segments, including public and private research universities; public libraries; scientific, cultural, and performing arts institutions; private sector technology businesses; public policy and government; healthcare; and R&E partners from across the country and around the world.”

Presentation abstract:

Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, has existed for the past ten years with the goal of creating high-quality, trustworthy cyberinfrastructure to support high-quality, trustworthy science. The Trusted CI Framework, a product of Trusted CI, is a tool to help organizations establish cybersecurity programs. In response to an abundance of cybersecurity, guidance focused narrowly on security controls, Trusted CI set out to develop a framework that would empower organizations to confront their cybersecurity challenges from a mission-oriented and full organizational lifecycle perspective. Within Trusted CI’s mission is to lead the development of an NSF Cybersecurity Ecosystem that enables trustworthy science, the Framework fills a gap in emphasizing these programmatic fundamentals. The Trusted CI Framework is a resource to help organizations establish and refine their cybersecurity programs. It is the product of Trusted CI’s many years of accumulated experience conducting cybersecurity research, training, assessments, consultations, and collaborating closely with the research community.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Trusted CI Webinar: Regulated Communities of Practice, September 26th @11am EST

Carolyn Ellis and Erik Deumens will be presenting the talk, Lowering the barrier to entry for Regulated Research through community building, September 26th at 11am (Eastern).

Please register here.

Keeping up on the newest Federal regulations or supporting it appropriately is a full time job even though it is rarely able to be a dedicated position. We will share how a new community of practice on the block is lowering the barrier to entry by elevating the entire community’s regulated research programs through: 1) Building relationships 2) Collecting best practices 3) Opening the dialogue on challenges by broadly sharing lessons learned 4) Aligning with other communities 5) Simplifying compliance 6) Advocating for the community

Regulated Research Community of Practice (RRCoP) is a partner of Trusted CI looking to extend the reach towards research compliance and advocacy of the special circumstances that make research in academic institutions different from industry.

Join us for glimpse of RRCoP roots, recent contributions, lessons learned, and what the future holds.

Speaker Bios:

Carolyn Ellis is the CMMC Program Manager at University of California, San Diego, where she builds and leads sustainable regulated research programs. Carolyn has significant experience in grants, research, and implementing the security enclaves for DOD contracts. As leadership of NSF award # 2201028, Building a Community of Practice for Supporting Regulated Research, Carolyn is passionate about growing future leaders within the research compliance community. Her community building efforts also include mentoring within various women in STEM communities such as WiCys (Women in Cybersecurity).

Erik Deumens has a PhD in computational nuclear and chemical physics and has done research in modeling of chemical reactions and designed complex computational software. Since 2011, he is the full time director of the department of Research Computing in UFIT at the University of Florida. Starting 2015, he and his staff have been in charge of a FISMA 800-53 moderate computing environment for research. During 2018 a second generation system was completed to meet both FISMA and CUI 800-171 requirements. The new system has the advantage that it is more cost effective for research budgets. The system was assessed for compliance by a 3PAO. See https:/// for details on UFIT RC.


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