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Von Welch

Von Welch is the executive director for cybersecurity innovation at Indiana University and director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He specializes in cybersecurity for distributed systems, particularly scientific collaborations and federated identity. 

His current roles include serving as PI and director for Trusted CI, a project dedicated to helping NSF science projects with their cybersecurity needs, and CSO of the Software Assurance Market Place, a Department of Homeland Security-funded facility to foster software assurance and software assurance research. Previously he has worked with a range of high-visibility projects to provide cybersecurity to the broader scientific and engineering community, including TeraGrid, Open Science Grid, Ocean Observatory Infrastructure, and GENI.