2021 NSF Cybersecurity Summit, October 12–13, 15, & 18–19

The NSF cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents an aggregate of complex cybersecurity needs (e.g., scientific data and instruments, unique computational and storage resources, complex collaborations) as compared to other organizations and sectors. This community has a unique opportunity to develop information security practices tailored to these needs as well as break new ground on efficient, effective ways to protect information assets while supporting science. The summit brings together...

Michigan State University and Trusted CI Collaborate to Raise Awareness of Cybersecurity Threats to the Research Community

From Trusted CI: Ransomware is a form of cybercrime that has  risen to the same level of concern as terrorism  by the U.S. Department of Justice. The United States  suffered more than 65,000 ransomware attacks  last year and  victims paid $350 million in ransom , with an unknown amount of collateral costs due to lost productivity. Historically, research organizations have been largely ignored by cybercriminals since they do not typically have data that is easily...

Trusted CI webinars now available as a podcast

Want to catch up on the Trusted CI webinar series while you're on the go? Trusted CI has announced the launch of a podcast version of their webinar. You can find the podcast by searching for "Trusted CI podcast" on  Apple ,  Google , Overcast, Luminary, Pocketcasts, and many other podcatchers.   Contact  webinars@trustedci.org  if you have any questions.

EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference, June 8–10, 2021

The Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference will be online June 8–10, 2021. The 2021 EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference, formerly the Security Professionals Conference, will focus on restoring, evolving, and transforming cybersecurity and privacy in higher education. This is the only higher ed event that gives participants a chance to network and discuss information security and privacy trends and issues with peers and corporate partners. The...

Walk before You Run - Baseline controls and paths to cybersecurity maturity -- Webinar on October 22

Are you a seasoned IT pro who’s been tasked with handling security for your organization? Are you a brand-new CISO awash in a sea of security products and vendors? Or maybe you (finally!) received additional resources and management’s approval to “do something” about cybersecurity. Whichever the case, you look out over your environment of legacy systems and hardware, policies, multiple frameworks and compliance requirements and ask yourself:

Where do I begin, and how do I know...

2020 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure -- Register by September 15

2020 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure is now open. To view the program agenda, training description and to register for the Summit, please go to 2020 NSF Cybersecurity Summit. The deadline to register for the Summit is September 15th at 5pm ET.

Trusted CI Blog: Trusted CI begins Engagement with Galaxy

Read   this blog post from Trusted CI   to hear about the kick-off of the Galaxy cybersecurity engagement. Trusted CI and SGCI are providing this short-term engagement.   Galaxy  is an open-source, web-based application for performing data-intensive biomedical research. It combines common software tools and data workflows to provide researchers without an informatics platform in an accessible, easy to use interface, which abstracts the complexity of interacting...

Survey Report: Scientific Data Security Concerns and Practices

The Trustworthy Data Working Group has published the survey report on scientific data security concerns and practices at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3906865 . For more details, see the blog post at https://blog.trustedci.org/2020/07/tdwg-survey-report.html .

2020 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure, September 22-24, 2020

The 2020 NSF Cybersecurity Summit hosted by Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, will take place September 22–24, 2020 and will be hosted online.    Attendees include cybersecurity practitioners, technical leaders, and risk owners from within the NSF Large Facilities and CI Community, as well as key stakeholders and thought leaders from the broader scientific and information security communities.   The Summit seeks proposals for presentations,...

Cybersecurity Webinar: Strategies for Better Incident Response, June 25, 2020

The "Strategies for better incident response" webinar will be June 25, 2020, at 3 pm ET. Registration is available here .  Abstract: It's not if a cybersecurity incident will happen, it's when. Learn key strategies for effective incident response to better protect open science projects. This webinar will discuss key concepts and essential components of incident response and incident response planning. Attendees will learn how to develop a customized incident response plan...
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