Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Now Open - 2024 NSF Cybersecurity Summit Call for Participation

It is our pleasure to announce that the 2024 NSF Cybersecurity Summit Call for Participation is now open! The Summit Program Committee seeks proposals for:

  • Plenary presentations

  • TLP:RED talks

  • Workshops

  • Trainings

  • Birds of a Feather (BoFs)

  • Project meetings

  • Poster session submissions

Last month, we asked the NSF cyberinfrastructure community which topics the Summit should address. Below are the top 10 results from the community poll. We strongly encourage proposals that address: 


Generative AI for Security


Security Management for Open Source Software


Zero Trust Architecture


Security and Privacy issues when using Generative AI


Threats Unique to Research in Cyberinfrastructure


Supercomputing/HPC Specific Security Challenges


Regulated Research Security, Privacy and Compliance (HIPAA, CMMC, FAR, etc)


Cloud Security


Network Security and Defense


Specialized HPC for Compliance (HIPAA, CUI, DBGap)

More detail and guidance on submitting proposals can be found here:

The Summit provides a forum for National Science Foundation (NSF) funded scientists, researchers, cybersecurity, and cyberinfrastructure (CI) professionals and stakeholders to develop community and share best practices. The Summit will offer attendees training sessions and workshops with hands-on learning of security tools, security program development and compliance for research. 

The deadline for proposal submissions is Jun 23, 2024

Thank you on behalf of the Program and Organizing Committees. We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope to see you in October in Pittsburgh!

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Highlights from the 2024 NSF Research Infrastructure Workshop

Kitt Peak National Observatory, photo courtesy of Terry Fleury
Members of Trusted CI had an extraordinary experience at the 2024 NSF Research Infrastructure Workshop in Tucson, Arizona March 26-29. The workshop was held in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and co-hosted by NOIRLab, the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, and its Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab Facility. The week was full of important presentations; impactful meetings with representatives from Major Facilities, Mid-Scales, and NSF; as well as a set of tours that left a lasting impression on the workshop attendees. 

The RIW officially began on a Tuesday, but Trusted CI held its quarterly Research Infrastructure Security Community (RISC) meeting the day before, taking advantage of a number of Framework cohort members traveling to Tucson to attend the RIW. The RISC meeting included a presentation from NSF’s Cybersecurity Advisor for Research Infrastructure, Mike Corn, to discuss the upcoming revision of the NSF Research Infrastructure Guide and potential changes related to cybersecurity. On Tuesday evening, Trusted CI’s “Secure by Design” team participated in the poster session. Their poster, “Cybersecurity Risks to Large Science Projects,” won second place in the poster competition. 

Overall, the RIW program agenda emphasized topics that impact members of the Trusted CI community, notably the tracks on Cyberinfrastructure (Tuesday) and Cybersecurity (Thursday), as well as a plenary talk on Friday that covered a recent cybersecurity incident at one of the NOIRLab sites.

On Wednesday, in-person attendees were given the opportunity to join one of three different tours organized by the event committee: Kitt Peak National Observatory, Biosphere 2 or the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab.

Trusted CI highly encourages members of the NSF cyberinfrastructure operations community to attend next year’s workshop and thanks the RIW organizers and co-hosts for another great event. Materials from this year's workshop will be posted soon to the NSF Research Infrastructure Knowledge Sharing Gateway.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Trusted CI Webinar: NSF's 2025 Research Infrastructure Guide: Information Assurance, Monday May 20th @ 11am Eastern

NSF's Michael Corn is presenting the talk, NSF's 2025 Research Infrastructure Guide: Information Assurance, on May 20th at 11am Eastern time.

Please register here.

NSF's major facilities represent some of the most significant research facilities on the globe. The forthcoming revision to the Research Infrastructure Guide (or RIG) details NSF's guidance on securing these facilities and its expectations for cybersecurity programs at the major facilities. This presentation will explain how we approached shaping this guidance, the unique challenges we faced, and offer a peek at some of the resulting guidance the revised RIG will provide.
Speaker Bio: Michael Corn has been a CISO at four institutions (UIUC, Illinois System, Brandeis University, and most recently UC San Diego). A regular author on a variety of privacy, cybersecurity and identity related topics, he is currently the Cybersecurity Advisor for Research Infrastructure in the Office of the Chief Officer for Research Facilities and additionally provides support to the Office of the Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy within NSF. A recent online presentation on cybersecurity policy can be found at

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