Trusted CI — the National Science Foundation Cybersecurity of Excellence

Principal Investigators and Site Leads

Von Welch (Lead PI at IU)
Jim Basney (Co-PI / Lead at NCSA)
Kathy Benninger (Lead at PSC)
Dana Brunson (Co-PI / Lead at Internet2)
Bart Miller (Co-PI / Lead at U Wisc)
Sean Peisert (Lead at LBNL)

The mission of Trusted CI — the National Science Foundation Cybersecurity of Excellence — is to improve the cybersecurity of NSF computational science and engineering projects, while allowing those projects to focus on their science endeavors.

As the National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Trusted CI draws on expertise from multiple internationally recognized institutions, including Indiana University, the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Drawing on this expertise, Trusted CI collaborates with NSF-funded research organizations to focus on addressing the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by such entities. In addition to our leadership team, a world-class Trusted CI Advisory Committee adds its experience and a critical eye to the center’s strategic decision-making.

This project is supported by award # ACI-1547272 the National Science Foundation’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure.

Read more at the Trusted CI center web site.

News about from LBNL’s involvement with this center:

Sean Peisert, “ Fantastic Bits and Why They Flip,” Trusted CI Blog Post, June 23, 2020.

Publications resulting from LBNL’s involvement with this center:

Reinhard Gentz and Sean Peisert, “ An Examination and Survey of Random Bit Flips and Scientific Computing,” Trusted CI Report, December 20, 2019.

Andrew Adams, Kay Avila, Jim Basney, Dana Brunson, Robert Cowles, Jeannette Dopheide, Terry Fleury, Elisa Heymann, Florence Hudson, Craig Jackson, Ryan Kiser, Mark Krenz, Jim Marsteller, Barton P. Miller, Sean Peisert, Scott Russell, Susan Sons, Von Welch, John Zage, “ Trusted CI Experiences in Cybersecurity and Service to Open Science,” Proceedings of the Conference on Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC), July 28-August 1, 2019. ACM.

Sean Peisert and Von Welch, “ The Open Science Cyber Risk Profile: The Rosetta Stone for Open Science and Cybersecurity,” IEEE Security & Privacy, 15(5), pp. 94–95, Sept./Oct. 2017.

Sean Peisert, Karen Stocks, and Von Welch, Helping Scientists Understand Research Cyber Risks, UC IT Blog, September 20, 2017.

Sean Peisert, Von Welch, Andrew Adams, Michael Dopheide, Susan Sons, RuthAnne Bevier, Rich LeDuc, Pascal Meunier, Stephen Schwab, and Karen Stocks, Ilkay Altintas, James Cuff, Reagan Moore, and Warren Raquel, “ Open Science Cyber Risk Profile,” February 2017.

More information is available on other Berkeley Lab R&D projects focusing on cybersecurity in general, as well as specifically on cybersecurity for scientific computing.