Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR)

A prominent voice in national and global cybersecurity conversations


The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) was established by Indiana University in 2003 to provide the nation with leadership in applied cybersecurity technology, education, and policy guidance.

CACR interweaves technical and policy expertise. Indiana University’s wide range of scholarly expertise forms its foundation in computer science, informatics, accounting and information systems, criminal justice, law, organizational behavior, and public policy. IU operational units’ extensive practical experience in cybersecurity strengthens this foundation.


Scott Shackelford

Executive Director

Professor Scott J. Shackelford is the Executive Director of the Center of Applied Cybersecurity Research. He also serves on the faculty of Indiana University where he serves as Executive Director of the Ostrom Workshop and is former Cybersecurity Program Chair. He is also an Affiliated Scholar at both the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. 

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