SAC-PA Workshop

Towards Security Assured Cyberinfrastructure in Pennsylvania (SAC-PA)
CI Cybersecurity Workshop for Education and Research
CICI Regional
Advancements in data-driven research depend on trustworthy and reliable cyberinfrastructure. Researchers and educators rely on a variety of networked technologies and software tools to conduct science and education on our campuses. These may include local or remote instruments, high-performance computing clusters, large-scale computing grids, distributed software tools, data repositories, sensors and other critical infrastructure connected by high-speed networking. This complex, distributed, interconnected global cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents unique cybersecurity challenges. As the systems and tools of modern science and education become increasingly more available and easier to consume, campus IT organizations will be challenged to develop and implement effective cybersecurity solutions.

Smaller institutions and campuses with limited resources will be particularly challenged, but can benefit from collaboration and sharing of regional expertise and knowledge. The purpose of the workshops is to provide professionals from smaller institutions and campuses with information and exposure to the people, tools, and techniques being developed and deployed on larger campuses and scientific communities.

The goal of the project is to establish a framework for regional collaboration and sharing of cybersecurity resources, expertise, and information in Pennsylvania.

Who should attend?

The workshop is open to individuals from higher-ed, community colleges, K-12, and other non-profits in the region that engage in research and education using cyberinrastructure.


Campus IT Professionals
IT Engineers, Architects, and Cybersecurity Professionals
Cyberinfrastructure Engineers
Network Engineers
Systems Engineers
IT Security/Risk Management Professionals
Others engaged in supporting science, education, and research efforts on their campus
The workshop will consist of two days of presentations, information, and conversations about cybersecurity for cyberinfrastructure. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a better understanding of the latest tools, techniques, and methods for supporting the use of cyberinfrastructure in education and science. Attendees will be encouraged to join and participate in developing the Towards Security Assured Cyberinfrastructure in Pennsylvania collaboration.

Location: The workshop will be held at Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213.

Hotel Room Block: A hotel room block has been secured at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center for hotel stays June 22-23. Click here to reserve your discounted hotel room using the SAC-PA workshop rate. Book your hotel room by June 6 to reserve using the group discounted rate. Or call (412) 682-6251 and be sure to reference SAC-PA when reserving.

Cost: Thanks to the sponsors, registration for the event is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the workshop. Attendees are responsible for travel and lodging.

Register: Register online here to reserve your spot!


This workshop is part of the project supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1642117, entitled CICI Regional: SAC-PA: Towards Security Assured Cyberinfrastructure in Pennsylvania.