by Pedro Morales · March 9, 2020

Dr. Jerry Perez

Dr. Jerry Perez, Director, Cyber-Infrastructure Operations in the Office of Information Technology, has been selected as a National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Trusted CI Fellow. Perez is one of just six researchers nationwide selected for the year-long fellowship.

Fellows will receive recognition, and cybersecurity professional development consisting of training and travel funding. The vision for the Trusted CI Fellows program is to provide members of the scientific community with basic knowledge of cybersecurity and the understanding of Trusted CI’s services, and empower them to serve as cybersecurity liaisons to their respective communities.

The Trusted CI Fellows program will establish and support a network of Fellows with diversity in both geography and scientific discipline. The fellows will have access to training and other resources to foster their professional development in cybersecurity. In exchange, they will champion cybersecurity for science in their scientific and geographic communities, and communicate challenges and successful practices to Trusted CI.