2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure

20/08/2018 to 25/08/2018

The NSF cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents an aggregate of complex cybersecurity needs (such as scientific data and instruments, unique computational and storage resources, complex collaborations) as compared to other organizations and sectors.

This community has a unique opportunity to develop information security practices tailored to these needs, as well as break new ground on efficient, effective ways to protect information assets while supporting science. The Summit will bring together leaders in NSF cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity to continue the process initiated in 2013: building a trusting, collaborative community, and seriously addressing that community's core cybersecurity challenges.

The following is a quick snapshot of the three-days general schedule:

August 21st: Half-day and full-day training workshops

August 22nd, 23rd: Keynote and plenary presentations

The Summit seeks proposals for presentations, breakout and training sessions. It offers opportunities for student scholarships.

Book your seat by registering at this form. The event will take place next 21th - 23th August at "The Westin Alexandria" hotel in Alexandria.


UNICORN’s Validation Contest now open for participation!

UNICORN project is looking for SMEs and start-ups to test and validate the UNICORN platform by developing their own software or use-cases. The selected participants will receive 10.000€ funding each (find here a template for the contract)


Reinforcing Cyber Security in the EU: Building Coordinated Security, Confidence and Capability in the Cyber Domain

With 315 million Europeans using the internet each day, the provision of critical services and the functioning of a modern economy are now entirely dependent upon the robustness and safety of cyberspace and its infrastructure. Cyber security attacks are a growing source of threat and concern, while also representing a growing economic opportunity for Europe, with the market predicted to be worth over $100 Billion by 2018 (European Commission). Moreover, cyber attacks in the EU are constantly growing in both their frequency (quintuplicate between 2013 and 2017) and sophistication.