Emily K. Adams is a Principal Security Analyst at the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. Amongst the variety of CACR projects she is involved with, she particularly enjoys cybersecurity assessments of complex environments, exploring security challenges of industrial control systems (ICS)/operational technology (OT) environments, and consulting on regulatory-driven (e.g. NIST RMF, CMMC) cloud computing solutions for research projects.

Before joining CACR, Emily’s career included serving IU’s University Information Security Office (UISO) as a Lead Security Engineer focused on protecting and defending the university’s information technology environment with expertise in security consulting, network intrusion detection, incident response, and security systems administration. Emily also served the Department of Defense US Navy and Marine Corp as an Information Assurance Analyst contractor developing risk response and IT security recommendations for the Special Projects Engineering and Research program at NSWC Crane. Prior to entering the cybersecurity field, she led the enterprise deployment and support team for Indiana University’s macOS student computing centers.

Emily holds an M.S. in Secure Computing and a B.A. in Sociology, both from Indiana University. Emily's cybersecurity-related certifications include GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), and CompTIA Security+ .
Cloud and Distributed Computing
In Situ Processing
Scientific Computing
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