Combating cybercrime and disinformation

Cybercrime continues to be one of the most urgent and growing threats of this century, as criminals around the world find new ways to exploit vulnerabilities in the servers, smartphones, power grids, and computers that power our businesses, municipalities, and schools every day. According to the research organization Cybersecurity Ventures, it’s projected that cybercrimes will cost the world over $6 trillion annually by 2021.

From Indiana University’s leadership in internet governance and cybersecurity—underscored by its endorsement of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace—to its groundbreaking cybersecurity educational programs, the university and its researchers are working to protect Hoosiers from a myriad of digital attacks in today’s internet-connected world.

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Addressing ethical challenges in a digital world

IU and Purdue University faculty are collaborating on a program funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. to help students and faculty navigate complex technologies such as AI and genetic engineering.






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Expanding the study of how misinformation spreads

With funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, two new Knight Fellows are working with IU's Observatory on Social Media to advance ongoing investigations into how information and misinformation spread online.




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Trusted CI enables science through cybersecurity guidance

Trusted CI, an NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence led by IU's Von Welch, is developing an NSF cybersecurity ecosystem to enable trustworthy science and NSF’s vision of a nation that is a global leader in research and innovation. Trusted CI has just released its Trusted CI Framework Implementation Guide for Research Cyberinfrastructure Operators.

Learn more about Trusted CI's work