Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Trusted CI and NSF RSI-ISAO

As NSF's Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE), Trusted CI is engaged with the connections between cybersecurity and research security - see the recently published Trusted CI Five-Year Strategic Plan for details. An effective cybersecurity program enables NSF facilities and projects to protect cyberinfrastructure from misuse by a breadth of adversaries, including adversaries that may be motivated by foreign government interference. While Trusted CI's cybersecurity mission is distinct from the research security mission of NSF's planned Research Security and Integrity Information Sharing Analysis Organization (RSI-ISAO), Trusted CI looks forward to coordinating and collaborating with the RSI-ISAO when appropriate, with a common goal for "research that is as open as possible, but as secure as necessary" [1].

RSI-ISAO proposing organizations, please note: Trusted CI will not be providing letters of commitment for the NSF 23-613 solicitation [1], but proposals may cite this blog post when discussing plans for collaboration with Trusted CI. 

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