• December 2014: NCSA created video tutorials on cybersecurity and incident response as part of the CTSC project.
  • November 2014: SWAMP won 2014 ISE North America Project of the Year award.
  • October 2014: The Bro Network Security Monitor that CSD co-develops wins first place in the 2014 Bossies from InfoWorld.
  • May 2014: NCSA's CTSC project produced an online video tutorial series on Building a Cybersecurity Program. See the CTSCNCSA and HPCwire stories for details.
  • March 2014: Randy Butler and CSD are awarded patent US 12/857,979 for their work with the CLEW forensic investigation tool set.
  • February 2014: Randy Butler, CSD Director, has been invited to join and lend experience, expertise, and insights as a cybersecurity expert to the Cyber Subcommittee to the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board (NSHEAB). Randy was identified as an individual in higher education who has offered valuable experience and participation in higher education security matters over the past several years, and therefore was invited to join and lend experience, expertise, and insights to this subcommittee.
  • February 2014: The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) launched.


  • December 2013: Adam Slagell becomes CSD's new Assistant Director.
  • November 2013: CSD welcomes new security engineer Justin Azoff.
  • October 2013: CSD's Adam Slagell and ICSI's Robin Sommer are awarded a new NSF center for theBro IDS.
  • September 2013: CSD and NCSA welcome risk assessment expert Joerg Heintz as a new team member on Sept. 3.
  • September 2013: CSD's Adam Slagell and CSL's Ravi Iyer's new award is written about in theChampaign News Gazette, the HPC Wire, and the NCSA home page.
  • August 2013: NCSA and CSD's Adam Slagell host the 2013 Bro Exchange Aug. 6-8.
  • July 2013: CSD's Jim Basney, Terry Fleury and Jeff Gaynor win the inaugural Phil Andrews Best Technology Track Paper award at XSEDE 2013.
  • July 2013: NCSA's Cybersecurity Directorate and Blue Waters welcomes Jon Schipp, a new security engineer to NCSA.
  • June 2013: CSD's Adam Slagell wins an NSF SaTC award to explore industrial control system network security with co-PI Ravi Iyer (UIUC).
  • April 2013: NCSA's Adam Slagell guest blogs on how the Bro Network Security Monitor has been used to protect Blue Waters.
  • April 2013: NCSA welcomes Warren Raquel, the new Incident Response and Security Team lead. Warren comes from the University of Illinois security team with 9 years of experience doing incident response for the Urbana-Champaign campus.
  • January 2013: Adam Slagell of the NCSA CyberSecurity Directorate was co-author on a paper, which won one of the best paper awards at the 8th Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop. This highlights research from Slagell's Bro Project in the domain of industrial control system security with researchers at the University of Illinois' Information Trust Institute.


  • December 2012: NCSA CyberSecurity is hiring a Senior Security Engineer. For more information, including application instructions, visit the Search #A1200647 Position Notice page. Please apply by January 17, 2013.
  • November 20, 2012: The CILogon project received 2012 Four Bridges Forum (4BF) Award Honorable Mention.
  • November 1, 2012: NCSA CyberSecurity provides identity management for Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) project funded by the Department of Homeland Security (see: NCSA and MIRpress releases).
  • October 8, 2012: NCSA CyberSecurity is collaborating with Indiana University to form the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) using a newly funded three-year, $4.297 million grant from the National Science Foundation (see: press release).
  • July 11, 2012: NCSA CyberSecurity is hiring research programmers. For more information, including application instructions, visit the job details page.
  • February 2, 2012: Jim Basney presented Distributed Web Security for Science Gateways for the Indiana University CACR Security Seminar Series.





  • September 26, 2008: GridShib 0.6.1 has been released. Both GridShib SAML Tools v0.5.0 and GridShib for GT v0.6.1 will be included in a TeraGrid Capability Kit to supplement the Coordinated TeraGrid Software and Services (CTSS) stack.
  • August 25, 2008: WDWS Newsmakers Podcast with NCSA Cybersecurity Directorate co-leads Randy Butler and Von Welch
  • August 20, 2008: NCSA makes secure group email services available to interested user communities.
  • August 19, 2008: Interview with NCSA Cybersecurity Directorate co-leads Randy Butler and Von Welch on Illinois web site: A Minute With Von Welch and Randy Butler
  • June 25, 2008: NCSA Cybersecurity Directorate featured on main NCSA Web Site: Strong community engagement strengthens cybersecurity research and development
  • June 11, 2008: Students embark on Google Summer of Code projects with NCSA CyberSecurity Directorate
  • May 11, 2008: CSD News Feature: Critical inquiry. FBI agents came to NCSA in April to participate in RCAT 2008.
  • April 30, 2008: GridShib for Globus Toolkit v.0.6.0 has been released. The release is the culmination of a 20-month effort to bring SAML-based attribute push to X.509-based Grids.
  • April 24, 2008: Secure Email List Services (SELS) 0.6.1 has been released.] SELS is open-source software for creating and developing secure email list services for user communities, compatible with several commonly-used email clients.
  • January 14, 2008: official press release on CyberTrust award with ITI.


  • October 12, 2007: Secure Email List Services (SELS) 0.4 released. Many new features.
  • October 2, 2007: Cybersecurity researchers from NCSA and the University of Illinois Computer Science Department have received a NSF Cybertrust Award to further their work on attribute-based messaging.
  • September 24, 2007: NCSA, in collaboration with the FBI, receives an award from the Department of Justice titled "Enabling Initial Computer Investigation by Non-Expert Law Enforcement Personnel". This project will develop capabilities to carry out a digital investigation of a live Windows system.
  • September 1, 2007: NCSA receives $500K from the National Science Foundation for the project titled "Observatory Middleware Framework" to develop governance capabilities within an Enterprise Security Bus in support of earth observatories.
  • June 15, 2007: We are hiring for NCDIR.
  • June 13, 2007: NCSA receives $1.5M from FBI to form the National Center for Digital Intrusion Response to enhance the capabilities of the FBI to response to and investigate cyberintrusions.
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