Gateways help solve the mysteries of the universe. For example, Galaxy Zoo enlisted non-scientists to help categorize astronomical images, whereas LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) captures signals from distant universes. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Boost your cybersecurity with help from Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, offers a variety of information and services that are relevant to science gateways.

  • Training materials easily accessible online:
    • For gateway development, materials associated with software assurance (writing secure code) and identity management
    • For gateway operation, materials associated with log analysis, incident response, and situational awareness 
  • One-on-one engagements with NSF-funded projects that vary in scope (see the application details, including important dates). Engagements may range from a very brief (couple of weeks) cybersecurity “checkup” to a more in-depth, six-month engagement.
  • Trusted CI also contributes to SGCI's biannual Science Gateways Bootcamp, run by the Incubator, that provides a week-long workshop for gateway PIs and developers.

Finally, we encourage those in the science gateways community to reach out to us and join our mailing lists. We are here to help!

 

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Trusted CI Engagement Application Period Is Open for Early 2021

The Trusted CI engagement application period is open for engagements taking place in the second half of 2021 (July-Dec 2021). Applications are due April 2, 2021. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 23rd. (Slots are limited and in demand so this is a firm deadline!) To learn more about the process and criteria and to complete an application, visit our site at https://trustedci.org/application.

During Trusted CI’s first 5 years, we’ve conducted more than 35 one-on-one engagements with NSF-funded projects, Large Facilities, and major science service providers representing the full range of NSF science missions. (See https://trustedci.org/engagedcommunities/.) We support a variety of engagement types including:

  • Assistance in developing, improving, or evaluating an information security program.
  • Software assurance-focused efforts.
  • Identity management; technology or architectural evaluation.
  • Training for staff.
  • And more.

As the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Trusted CI’s mission is to provide the NSF community a coherent understanding of cybersecurity’s role in producing trustworthy science and the information and know-how required to achieve and maintain effective cybersecurity programs.