NCSA Cybersecurity is composed of researchers, developers, and specialists who work to advance the state of the art of cybersecurity, apply those advances to key science and engineering user communities, and provide for the high-performance and security of NCSA's networks and substantial computing resources.

Our Mission

We are community-driven cybersecurity experts who enable security and high-performance solutions for the cyber-infrastructure of our national science and engineering research communities. We are dedicated to:

  • Ensuring the security of NCSA digital assets where security doesn't just encompass confidentiality and privacy but also ensures productivity, trustworthiness and reproducibility;
  • advancing applied cybersecurity research and anticipating future security trends and threats;
  • building a more secure global cyber-infrastructure for our communities with other builders and operators by providing data, software, operational services, consulting, and training with expertise in
    • situational awareness and monitoring,
    • identity and access management,
    • security operations for scientific computing,
    • regulated, sensitive computing.

About Cybersecurity at NCSA

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA also provides integrated cyberinfrastructure—computing, data, networking, and visualization resources and expertise that are essential to the work of scientists, engineers, and scholars at the University of Illinois and across the country.

Find out who we are on our staff page.  More information about our activities can be found on our Project and Software page.