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NSF Awards Grant to REN-ISAC to Continue Developing the Security Event System (SES)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $800,000 to the Indiana University-operated Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) to continue developing the REN-ISAC's Security Event System (SES), an open source tool that improves protection, response and action against cybersecurity threats. The system collects and correlates intelligence regarding threat and bad actor Internet elements. SES is aimed specifically at breaking down organizational boundaries to improve community security. For more information, read the press release.

The REN-ISAC mission is to aid and promote cybersecurity operational protection and response within the higher education and research (R&E) communities. The mission is conducted within the context of a private community of trusted representatives at member institutions, and in service to the R&E community at large. REN-ISAC serves as the R&E trusted partner for served networks, the formal US ISAC community, and in other commercial, governmental, and private security information sharing relationships. REN-ISAC is supported through the IU Office of the Vice President for Information Technology, member institutions, and with assistance from Louisiana State University, Internet2, EDUCAUSE, and the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. For more information, visit