Large Facilities Security Team

In an effort to enhance the relationship between Large Facilities (LFs) and the CCoE, Trusted CI started a Large Facilities  Security Team (LFST). The purpose of this group is to develop a relationship between those responsible for cybersecurity across the LFs and to advance the development and implementation of best practices, standards and requirements within the CI community. We use a combination of a dedicated mailing list and monthly conference calls to communicate and coordinate this effort.

Some of the team’s activities include:

  • Develop/strengthen the communication and coordination of security efforts across LFs.

  • Provide critical input on LF software requirements for software producers.

  • Increase LF participation in the CCoE Cyberinfrastructure vulnerabilities program

  • Operational security roundtable discussions

  • Engage LFST for input on NSF Large Facilities Manual Cybersecurity subsection, CI community cybersecurity benchmark survey insights, training needs and other topics.

For more information or to join the LFST, email: or

Participating Large Facilities:

Academic Research Fleet (ARF)
Arecibo Observatory
Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CLASSE/CHESS)
Gemini Observatory (Gemini)
Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope (GAGE)
Green Bank Observatory (GRO)
IceCube Neutrino Observatory (ICNO)
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
Large Hadron Collider/ Compact Muon Solenoid (LHC/CMS)
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)
Long Baseline Observatory (LBO)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
National Solar Observatory (NSO)
National Solar Observatory / Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (NSO/DKIST)
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL)
Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)
United States Antarctic Program (USAP)