NCSA 30 | 2016 January
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January 2016

Cybersecurity team nets four awards in 24 hours

The NCSA Cybersecurity team received four grants—two for continuing work, and two for starting new projects, all within a 24-hour period. At the beginning of September, Alex Withers, senior security engineer for the CyberSecurity team, was awarded a $499,136 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a tool to detect malicious activity. Designed to fit inside an existing security environment, the tool consumes security...

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Dark Energy Survey releases early data

Catalogs of galaxies and stars derived from the data collected during the Dark Energy Survey’s science verification season prior to beginning official observations have been released to the public. Astronomers and astronomy buffs can download the data from the website at NCSA, which manages the processing, calibration, and archiving of all images taken for the Dark Energy Survey. The release of these catalogs contains information for...

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