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Sean Peisert Tapped to Take on Deputy Director Role at Trusted CI

June 28, 2022

By Carol Pott
Contact: CScomms@lbl.gov

Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, today announced that Sean Peisert has been tapped to serve as its Deputy Director on the leadership team of the organization. Peisert, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) senior scientist in the Scientific Data Division, joined the organization in 2019 and “has made strong leadership contributions” according to the post. 

“I am honored to be asked to take on this leadership role and excited to support the new Trusted CI Director, Jim Basney, and to work with the rest of the team to continue the positive impact that Trusted CI has demonstrated for the past decade,” said Peisert. “Trusted CI plays a vital role in supporting and improving cybersecurity for NSF scientific cyberinfrastructure.”

Science and engineering are increasingly reliant on computing, digital data, interoperability, and support for collaboration, and cybersecurity is critical to ensuring the integrity and trust of scientific data as well as interoperability. Trusted CI, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s mission is to lead in the development of an NSF cybersecurity ecosystem to enable trustworthy science for a nation that is a global leader in research and innovation. Trusted CI collaborates with NSF-funded research organizations to focus on addressing the unique cybersecurity challenges they face.

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