ESnet, CENIC Announce Joint Cybersecurity Initiative - Berkeley Lab’s Sean Peisert to serve as director of initiative

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) have announced an initiative to jointly develop cybersecurity strategies and research projects.

Sean Peisert of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Computational Research Division will be director of the new CENIC/ESnet Joint Cybersecurity Initiative. Peisert, who was also recently named as the chief cybersecurity strategist for CENIC, is a noted security expert who has worked extensively in computer security research and development. He will continue his work at Berkeley Lab and as an adjunct faculty member of the University of California at Davis.