The research community is large, highly collaborative, uses diverse infrastructure (like telescopes, control networks, sensors, and high performance computing, to name a few), and enjoys a fair degree of autonomy. These factors challenge standard cybersecurity frameworks and require expertise in scientific research and cybersecurity to develop effective cybersecurity programs.
The Research Security Operations Center (ResearchSOC) helps make scientific computing resilient to cyberattacks and capable of supporting trustworthy, productive research. We do this by providing the operational cybersecurity services, training, and information sharing necessary to a community as unique and variable as research and education (R&E).
ResearchSOC, a service offering from Indiana University's OmniSOC, is an NSF-funded collaborative security response center that addresses the unique cybersecurity concerns of the research community.
ResearchSOC provides a combination of operational services, including a security operations center, vulnerability identification, decoy computers (honeypots), threat intelligence tailored for research, a community of practice, and virtual security staff.
ResearchSOC is a member of the Indiana University Cybersecurity Community.