Berkeley Lab Contributes to $2.5M supplemental grant for NSF-funded Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE) a $2.5 million supplemental grant to extend the CCoE through 2019 and expand its activities. The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Oklahoma State University are joining the collaboration to support the CCoE’s expanded activities, which will be to assist in transitioning cybersecurity research into practice in order to better secure the NSF community, creating a Cybersecurity Fellows program to broaden the impact of the CCoE, and creating an Open Science Cybersecurity Framework.

Berkeley Lab has long had a focus on security for scientific research, dating back to the development of the Bro Network Security Monitor and a variety of tools and protocols for secure collaboaration in the mid-1990s, up to its present work in security for high-performance computing systems. “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to join Trusted CI,” said Sean Peisert, Berkeley Lab’s chief cybersecurity researcher who is overseeing Berkeley Lab’s efforts in the CCoE’s expanded activities. “Trusted CI has made a significant difference in cybersecurity for the NSF community — and beyond — in its existence. The scope of its impact demonstrates its value to science in the United States.”

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