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Purdue University joins IU-led OmniSOC

Purdue renews its partnership with premier higher education security operations center

Security and privacy Mar 7, 2023

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Purdue University has partnered with OmniSOC, a shared, collaborative higher education security operations center (SOC) led by Indiana University (IU). OmniSOC provides 24/7 network security monitoring for its networks, conducts proactive threat hunting, and cybersecurity advisory services.

Purdue is thrilled to once again engage with the organization and our peer institutions to proactively mitigate cybersecurity risk to our campus communities.

Ian Hyatt

OmniSOC launched in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind higher education SOC. Today, OmniSOC is higher education’s only collaborative, multistate SOC, the only collaborative SOC supporting National Science Foundation research, and the only SOC with a multistate institutional data-sharing agreement for researchers.

Founded in 1869, Purdue University is a member of the Association of American Universities, as one of the country’s top research institutions. Purdue’s system-wide options include distinct educational opportunities for students throughout the state and across the globe. One such example is The Data Mine, an interdisciplinary living-learning community that prepares students to solve today’s toughest challenges with data analysis.

“As a founding member of OmniSOC, Purdue is thrilled to once again engage with the organization and our peer institutions to proactively mitigate cybersecurity risk to our campus communities,” said Ian Hyatt, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Purdue University. “There is strength in numbers, and this collaboration empowers us to respond to cyber threats with the necessary speed and agility.”

“We welcome Purdue to the family of OmniSOC members that include higher education institutions and research facilities,” said Susan Sons, executive director of OmniSOC. “As state universities in Indiana, IU and Purdue have a long history of collaboration despite being rivals in athletics. As we collaborate with Purdue and our other members from first awareness of cybersecurity threats, we are able together to mitigate risk for all members with a much faster response.”

About OmniSOC

OmniSOC operates in conjunction with the formidable capabilities of the Global Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) housed at Indiana University. It also makes use of threat intelligence insights from the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) housed at Indiana University. OmniSOC also partners with counterparts in Australia, Canada, and the UK in a cybersecurity threat intelligence-sharing partnership.

OmniSOC was founded by members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance to reduce the time from first detection of a security threat to campus mitigation. Today, OmniSOC’s members include higher education and research institutions of all sizes, both public and private. OmniSOC, through ResearchSOC, supplies cybersecurity for the nation’s greatest research.

OmniSOC is a member of the Indiana University cybersecurity community, which includes the Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) and the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. See for more information.

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