Cyber Security: Data Integrity

Alexander Withers is a Senior Security Engineer for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). He has worked for NCSA for two years. As part of the Cybersecurity Leadership Team, one of his responsibilities is to protect the data integrity of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in Chile using remote access. 

What did you do before this job at NCSA?

I have worked for NCSA for two years, and before that I worked for the Department of Energy at Brookhaven National Laboratory in scientific computing and cybersecurity...Read More

Events & Announcements

ACDIS Speaker Series: Dr. Öner Akgül

Please join us for a seminar by Dr. Öner Akgül, Faculty, Ahi Evran University of Kırşehir
Department of International Relations
Visiting Scholar, UIUC, On February 28. Details here and above.

Nuclear Intersections: Student Research and Project Grants

The Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS) is seeking proposals for up to $1500 for initiatives connected to the danger of countries’ use of their nuclear weapons, either intentionally or as a result of miscalculation or accident. Proposals including consideration of multiple countries or alliances deploying nuclear armed submarines will be given special consideration, but proposals need not necessarily focus primarily on submarines. It is suggested, but not required, that proposals include procedures for connection to students at other Universities, through personal contacts in Illinois and adjacent states and/or via telecommunication with those at more distant higher education institutions.

Students may submit proposals by March 3, 2017, following the instructions at