Cyber & National Security

Protecting cyber and national security

Cyberattacks, including ransomware, are increasing in number and sophistication, placing the need to continually advance efforts to protect our nation and its citizens at the forefront. IU is helping state and local government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses better manage cyberattacks, protect intellectual property, improve privacy and prepare future cybersecurity experts.

In today’s complex world, research partnerships are crucial to protecting America, both its many citizens and the nation itself. IU continues to build these partnerships with various divisions of the U.S. Department of Defense, such as Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, located in Southern Indiana.

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Celebrating 20 Years

Twenty years ago, Indiana University created the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) – a hub of technology and policy excellence.

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The Space Governance Policy Lab

The lab offers the first ever space governance and space-cybersecurity digital badge – a non-credit certificate – in the United States, training the future space workforce and the next generation of space-cybersecurity.

Learn about the coursework

West Point Collaboration

This collaboration is building a library of cybersecurity and resilience content for military base commanders, local leaders and first responders to help better prepare themselves and their communities for cyber attacks.

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Cybersecurity research by the numbers:

1stof its kind IU Cybersecurity Clinic that improves local and state cyber hygiene and trains the next generation of cybersecurity leaders

24/7network protection by GlobalNOC, which serves 300+ universities, government agencies & affiliated organizations

540 NSF science projects have improved cybersecurity through Trusted CI, the IU-led NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence