Talks and Tutorials
Students & Postdocs
Photograph of me lecturing at the blackboard (credit: R. Benjamin Shapiro, 2002).
Activities and upcoming events that I'm involved with:
Sean Peisert News
Sept. 10, 2020: Data Confidentiality Issues and Solutions in Academic Research Computing (Trusted CI Blog)
Jul. 10, 2020: Sean Peisert named editor-in-chief of IEEE Security and Privacy (IEEE CS | LBNL | UC Davis)
Jun. 23, 2020: Fantastic Bits and Why They Flip (Trusted CI Blog)
Oct. 24, 2019: Using Physics to Keep Our Electrical Grid Safe
Sept. 29, 2019: Impact of AI in DOE National Laboratories (YouTube video) (security discussion at 1'07")
May 30, 2019: Solar power opens up new targets for cyber attackers (Archer News)
April 30, 2019: Cyberattacks threaten smart inverters, but scientists have solutions
December 4, 2018: Berkeley Lab Cybersecurity Specialist Highlights Data Sharing Benefits, Challenges at NAS Meeting
November 5, 2018: CRD's Peisert to Discuss Data Sharing at National Academies' COSEMPUP Meeting (TABL)
October 26, 2018: Expert Q&A Safeguarding the Nation's Energy Infrastructure (TABL)
October 5, 2018 Berkeley Lab Contributes to $2.5M supplemental grant for NSF-funded Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
September 21, 2018 Electric grid protection through low-cost sensors, machine learning (GCN)
June 21, 2018: Lab Experts Help Coordinate ISC18, World’s First, Largest Computing Conference (TABL)
March 27, 2018: Cyber Defense Tool Is an Early Warning System for Grid Attacks (IEEE Spectrum Energywise Blog)
March 23, 2018: Into the Medical Science DMZ (Science Node)
March 15, 2018: Lab Researchers Awarded Funds for Climate Science, Cybersecurity Research (TABL)
March 7, 2018: Combination of Old and New Yields Novel Power Grid Cybersecurity Tool
January 30, 2018: Berkeley Lab Researchers Contribute to Making Blockchains Even More Robust
October 16, 2017: ESnet's Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data
September 26, 2017: Berkeley Lab Aims to Strengthen the Cybersecurity of the Grid
September 20, 2017: Helping Scientists Understand Research Cyber Risks (UC IT Blog)
August 24, 2017: Berkeley Lab's cybersecurity expert Sean Peisert discusses challenges & opportunities of securing HPC
HPC security article in Communications of the ACM
Video accompanying HPC security article on Vimeo
August 24, 2017: Open-Source Software Won't Ensure Election Security (Lawfare)
May 26, 2017: Cybersecurity: New Directions for Research and Education Networks
May 5, 2017: CENIC's Community Approach for Bringing Increased Security to Its Network and Constituent Institutions (p.7)
March 15, 2017: CENIC's Network Security Initiative
February 10, 2017: Mind the gap: Speaking like a cybersecurity pro (ScienceNode)
January 11, 2017: Building a CENIC Security Strategy
October 31, 2016: Working Group on Open Science Cybersecurity Risks Releases First Document Draft for Public Comment
September 8, 2016: On the Value of Failed Experiments in Cybersecurity
July 12, 2016: Detecting Cybersecurity Threats by Taking the Grid's Pulse (IEEE Spectrum Energywise Blog)
Jul. 11, 2016: Livermore, Berkeley National Labs Leading Project to Increase Power Grid Cybersecurity
Jun. 22, 2016: NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, ESnet Organize Working Group on Open Science Threats
April 2016: I am co-leading the Open Science Cyber Risk Profile (OSCRP) effort along with Michael Dopheide of ESnet and Von Welch and Susan Sons of IU's Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC).
January 19, 2016: I am Chief Cybersecurity Strategist for CENIC and Director of the CENIC/ESnet Joint Cybersecurity Initiative.
Jan. 19, 2016: ESnet, CENIC Announce Joint Cybersecurity Initiative - CRD's Sean Peisert to serve as director of initiative
Jan. 12, 2016: CENIC and ESnet Announce Joint Cybersecurity Initiative
January 1, 2016: I am the vice chair and chair-elect of the IEEE Technical Committee on Security & Privacy.
June 2015: I chaired the DOE ASCR Cybersecurity Workshop in early 2015 and edited the subsequent report, and chaired the DOE ASCR Cybersecurity for Scientific Computing Integrity Workshop in June 2015 and also edited the subsequent report for that workshop.
May 12, 2015: NSF funds NetSage to analyze, improve international data networks
Mar. 20, 2015: Securing Scientific Computing Integrity
Mar. 20, 2015: Peisert Compiles Workshop Report on Securing Scientific Computing Integrity
May 2015: I was the General Chair of the 36th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy ("Oakland").
Jan. 20, 2015: CRD's Sean Peisert Guest Edits Special Issue of IEEE's Security and Privacy Magazine
December 2014: I guest edited the Nov/Dec 2014 special issue of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine on Energy Sector Control Systems.
Oct. 26, 2012 CRD's Sean Peisert Shares Cyber Security Expertise at I3P Meeting
Aug. 6, 2012: COSMOS Students Visit NERSC, ALS, and Cybersecurity Group
I teach Computer Security in Health Informatics annually in the UC Davis School of Medicine.
November 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Adrian Chavez on finishing his dissertation!
May 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Bogdan Copos on finishing his dissertation, and his new position as a research scientist at SRI International!
May 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Ganz on finishing his dissertation!
April 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Sisi Duan on her new position as an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County!
April 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Sophie Engle on her promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure at University of San Francisco!
October 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Sisi Duan on winning an Alvin M. Weinberg Fellowship and joining the Computational Data Analytics Group at Oak Ridge National Lab!
March 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Anhad Singh on finishing his dissertation!
December 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Sisi Duan on finishing her dissertation!
December 2013: Enthusiastic congratulations to my Ph.D student Adrian Chavez, for winning a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)!
December 2013: Enthusiastic congratulations to my Ph.D student Sisi Duan, for winning a Leiv Eiriksson mobility programme award!