Below is an overview of major highlights for CACR in fiscal year 2020.
- CACR Director and IU Executive Director for Cybersecurity Innovation Von Welch was appointed acting associate vice president for Information Security (now permanent) and executive director of the OmniSOC.
- Trusted CI offered priority support to COVID-19 science projects, produced blog posts relevant to working from home and increased Zoom use, and hosted a virtual town hall to discuss the pandemic’s impact on the NSF community.
- ResearchSOC onboarded three NSF facilities: the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, GAGE/UNAVCO, and the Gemini Observatory.
- CACR led anti-Zoombombing outreach efforts to IU student groups and faculty.
- SecureMyResearch engaged 90 research projects, providing consulting and ready-made cybersecurity solutions to accelerate research.
- The PACT team completed a cybersecurity assessment with NSWC Crane and the U.S. Coast Guard of the Virginia International Gateway terminal.
- CACR led an IU team of cybersecurity professionals in training Indiana county election officials to secure the 2020 election.
- CACR supported the cybersecurity community’s virtual conference efforts by sponsoring online “booths” at key conferences.
- CACR was selected to provide a team to secure a $22.5M NSF initiative to advance distributed high throughput computing (dHTC) as part of the Partnership to Advance Throughput Computing (PATh).
- CACR launched two new initiatives: Virtual Cybersecurity Services and Executive Education Cybersecurity for Leaders (C4L).
- $93.9M in lifetime regional economic impact
- $44.7M in lifetime award dollars
- $82.5M in NSF research utilizing CACR Research Cybersecurity as a Service
- $31M/90 projects in IU research engaged by SecureMyResearch
- 43 IU groups provided Zoombombing prevention consultation
- 32 Indiana county officials trained in election security
- 3 NSF major facilities onboarded to ResearchSOC