Executive Director, Cybersecurity Innovation
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.
Properly balancing public needs, homeland security concerns, and individual privacy rights is fundamental to CACR’s mission.
CACR’s mission is to advance the state of cybersecurity practice, interdisciplinary research, and understanding in order to serve IU, the state of Indiana, and our national and global communities. CACR's vision is to be a global leader and partner of choice for addressing the multidisciplinary cybersecurity challenges of the modern world.
The CACR mission and vision are ambitious but achievable. They challenge CACR—and Indiana University—to identify and address the most difficult cybersecurity problems facing public and private communities alike. And they invite continued collaboration to foster greater innovation and creativity.
PTI enables innovation through collaboration. This helps further IU's mission of research, education, and engagement—both in and beyond Indiana.