5 CACR leadership team, staff, and fellows
CACR’s chief asset is its knowledgeable and dedicated administration, staff, fellows, and students. CACR prides itself on the professional diversity of its staff, each with unique skills and experiences that contribute to its expertise. CACR staff is made up of people from all disciplines, including computer science, informatics, accounting and information systems, criminal justice, law, organizational behavior, and public policy.
CACR Director, IU Executive Director for Cybersecurity Innovation, and Associate Vice President for Information Security Von Welch has more than a decade of experience developing, deploying, and providing cybersecurity for private and public sector high performance computing and distributed computing systems.
Administrative Director Leslee Bohland has more than two decades of experience in management and accounting.
Program Director Craig Jackson focuses on information security program development and governance, cybersecurity assessment design and conduct, legal and regulatory impact on information security and cyber resilience, evidence-based security, and innovative defenses.
Chief Security Analyst Mark Krenz focuses on cybersecurity operations, research, and education. He has more than two decades of experience in system and network administration and serves as the CISO for the ResearchSOC and deputy CISO of Trusted CI.
Senior Security Analyst Anurag Shankar provides leadership in regulatory compliance (HIPAA, FISMA, and DFARS) and cybersecurity risk management. He has over two decades of experience in providing research computing services and building HIPAA-compliant solutions for biomedical researchers.
Senior Project Manager Kelli Shute serves as executive director of Trusted CI and supports ResearchSOC and CACR’s election security engagement with the state of Indiana. She has more than 15 years of experience leading project teams, primarily in the private sector.
Chief Security Analyst Susan Sons focuses on secure software engineering, ICS/SCADA security, operational security practice for research and development organizations, and security for legacy technologies in high-stakes applications. She serves as deputy director of the ResearchSOC.
CACR staff help manage the daily operations of the center. CACR staff includes administrative, management, and external relations support, as well as security and policy analysts.
Ishan Abhinit, Asst. Deputy-CISO & Senior Security Analyst
Emily K. Adams, Principal Security Analyst
Brian Chase, Security Analyst
Diana Cimmer, Events & Communications Manager
Adrian Crenshaw, Senior Security Analyst
Austin Cushenberry, IT Support Specialist
Josh Drake, Senior Security Analyst
Will Drake, Senior Security Analyst (CACR CISO)
Tom Edelberg, Research Associate
Aditya Kanuparthi, IT Support Specialist
Ryan Kiser, Senior Security Analyst
Tori Richardson, Senior Administrative Assistant
Ranson Ricks, Senior Project Manager
Scott Russell, Senior Policy Analyst
Mike Simpson, Principal Security Analyst
Todd Stone, Business Development Director
Trusted CI Fellows 2021
The Trusted CI Fellows program empowers members of the scientific community with basic knowledge of cybersecurity and the understanding of Trusted CI’s services, and then has them serve as cybersecurity liaisons to their respective communities.
Dr. Elie Alhajjar, Army Cyber Institute
Michael Kyle, University of Delaware
Deb McCaffrey, Michigan Medicine
Amiya Maji, Purdue University
Shuyuan Metcalf, Florida State University
Matthew Peterson, Oregon State University
Mauricio Tavares, FABRIC and FAB
Richard Wagner, University of California San Diego
Fellows and key liaisons
CACR has more than a dozen Fellows. Each one brings unique insights and connections to the center, allowing it to capitalize on the interdisciplinary strengths of IU and the broader community. Fellows represent a wide range of perspectives that include law, policy, ethics, and informatics.
Mark Bruhn, IU former Associate Vice President for Assurance and Public Safety
L. Jean Camp, IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Fred H. Cate, IU Maurer School of Law
Damir Cavar, IU College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics
Robert Cowles, Brightlite Information Security
Rachel Dockery, IU Maurer School of Law
Arjan Durressi, Department of Computer and Information Science, IUPUI
David P. Fidler, IU Maurer School of Law
Grayson Harbour, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis
Daniel Hickey, IU School of Education
Apu Kapadia, IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Asaf Lubin, IU Maurer School of Law
Nicholas Multari, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Washington
Steven Myers, Formerly of IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Scott Orr, School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI
Sagar Samtani, IU Kelley School of Business
Scott J. Shackelford, IU Kelley School of Business
Robert Templeman, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane
Joseph Tomain, IU Maurer School of Law
XiaoFeng Wang, IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Xukai Zou, Department of Computer and Information Science, IUPUI