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>> The OmniSOC is a shared cybersecurity operations center.
We will be monitoring security information and event data
from our member networks and correlating, analyzing
and otherwise investigating that data
to identifying a particular threat
>> The big 10 CIOs, we knew something had to be done.
We couldn't just keep pouring more money
into the same approaches to securing our networks.
>> Rutgers became a founding member of OmniSOC
as a way to better protect our community, our faculty,
our staff, our students, our information assets.
Pooling our resources in a collaborative fashion
with sister schools will position us
in a much better fashion to up our game of cybersecurity.
>> So the Big 10 is the obvious place
to launch a shared cyber security operation center.
We've been working together for more than the last 10 years
and sharing network services in the GigaPOP in Chicago.
And so that's given us the confidence
to launch this project together.
>> It's not just sharing good information
as we've always done though.
This is different.
We're building a cybersecurity operation center
that can scale beyond just the needs
of our big 10 founding partners.
>> Part of the Northwestern direction with regard
to information protection is to always do better
than just good enough.
The opportunity to participate in OmniSOC
with our fellow universities, leveraging their ingenuity
and expertise to develop a state
of the art security operation center was an obvious choice
>> As the Big Ten institutions continue to collaborate
on the OmniSOC and the collection of threat data,
it will give us a treasure trove of threat intelligence
that we'll be able to analyze and sort through and try
to determine if there's any rhyme or reason to how some
of these attacks began.
How quickly they're going to spread.
The direction that they might spread.
Any of those things might deliver benefits that we can use
to better protect ourselves into the future.
But I also believe in sector-specific security.
Sectors like hospitals or K through 12, city/county government,
or in this case, higher education.
Because we have a similar lens on risk and capability,
legal compliance, and we could act and trust each other
as we work to build out shared cybersecurity services.
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OmniSOC at IU is a first-of-its-kind shared cybersecurity operations center for higher education. This pioneering initiative strives to help higher education institutions reduce the time from first awareness of a cybersecurity threat anywhere to mitigation everywhere for members. OmniSOC is located at IU and co-founded with four Big Ten partners: Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
The 24/7 cybersecurity operations center (SOC) provides trusted, rapid, actionable cyber intelligence that analyzes its member data for potential threats much earlier, likely before they even reach campus networks and then notifies them immediately when incidents require further action.
“Protecting hundreds of thousands of devices and critical data requires expertise, systems, policies, and rapid response when new vulnerabilities become known,” said Tom Davis, OmniSOC founding executive director and chief information security officer. “We’re proud to leverage IU’s cybersecurity resources to protect data and systems for IU and for partner institutions.”