Andrew Adams

Principal Information Security Officer


Andrew is PSC’s Principal Information Security Officer and Security Manager for the Bridges-2 supercomputer and the AI system NeocortexHe is also the Chief Information Security Officer for Trusted CI — The NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, where he additionally acts as liaison between the Content Development Team and Framework Advisory Board which oversees development of the Trusted CI Framework — a framework for building cybersecurity programs. 

Andrew further participates in Trusted CI’s situational awareness group, Cyberinfrastructure Vulnerabilities, is an active member in ACCESS’ threat intelligence community, and continuously monitors various sources, e.g.,  REN-ISAC, to ensure PSC is aware of current cybersecurity threats.

He holds M.S. degrees in both computer science and information science (U. Pittsburgh), and has 20+ years of experience in computer networking research as a previous member of PSC’s Networking Group, including operational responsibilities in the 3ROX GigaPoP.  As a member of PSC’s Security Group, Andrew designed and developed multiple security oriented systems, performed risk assessments and developed security policies.  At present, his focus is on methods to secure HPC leveraging Zero Trust Architecture principles.

As a current member of Trusted CI, his skills in security policy and operations have been utilized in several Trusted CI engagements, including:


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