Course Description

While HIPAA has spurred substantial progress in securing healthcare operations, clinical research data cybersecurity still remains a challenge. ePHI has slowly proliferated beyond AMC boundaries in recent years, making it difficult to secure. The problem is further exacerbated by a severe lack of cross-discipline expertise in research computing, compliance, and cybersecurity. Campuses are trying a variety of approaches to address the issue such as secure enclaves and researcher training, but solutions remain elusive. 

This talk will describe a fresh, alternative approach to research data cybersecurity Indiana University is pursuing called SecureMyResearch. Jointly funded by the Office of the Vice Presidents of Research and IT, this new initiative aims to reduce the cybersecurity and compliance burden on the researcher by baking cybersecurity in rather than expecting it from the researchers.

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Senior Security Analyst, Indiana University

Anurag Shankar

Anurag has nearly 20 years of experience developing, delivering, and managing IU’s central research cyberinfrastructure. He is a member of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and has expertise in regulatory compliance and cybersecurity risk management. He earned his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.