We fit in where others do not
The Research Security Operations Center (ResearchSOC) is a collaborative security response center that addresses the unique cybersecurity concerns of the research community. The research community is large, highly collaborative, uses diverse infrastructure (like telescopes, control networks, sensors, and
We help ensure data integrity, data and instrument accessibility, researcher access, confidentiality, and control
- We keep project PIs and IT leads in control.
We empower projects to quickly detect and respond to incidents
- We turn potential crises into routine fixes.
We provide operational resources, expertise, and technology so IT staff can focus
- We relieve the burden and reduce the noise.
We provide a research-specific suite of proven technologies and services
- We fit where others do not.
We help projects meet regulatory & compliance requirements
- We address nearly 20% of CUI requirements in one program.
Leveraging resources from all over the country
World-class cybersecurity protection
OmniSOCWith two decades of experience from the GlobalNOC behind it, OmniSOC is a security operations center that provides trusted and actionable intelligence to higher education institutions. GlobalNOC is based at Indiana University.
Vulnerability Identification Service at the Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX)This service leverages the widely deployed open-source ‘OpenVAS’ framework to identify assets in need of protection. 3ROX is operated and managed by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.
Sharing Threat Intelligence for Network Gatekeeping with Automated Response (STINGAR)Duke University developed STINGAR, which uses a decoy computer system for trapping or tracking hackers (known as a honeypot). STINGAR uses automation to speed responses.
Cybersecurity Best Practices for ResearchThe University of California San Diego will provide training and best practices for information security professionals on addressing the technical and cultural challenges in securing research in higher education.
Community of Practice
By bringing together CISOs, facilitators, cybersecurity researchers, research software engineers, cybersecurity analysts, security engineers, system administrators, and others we aim to create a community that demystifies the practice of cybersecurity for open science.
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