Anurag Shankar


I am a Senior Security Analyst at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University (IU). I also lead the HIPAA compliance effort for the IU Office of the Vice President for Information Technology.  I've been responsible for developing a NIST risk management framework at IU to manage HIPAA and other cybersecurity compliance for IU's central IT organization and helping other institutions nationally with compliance.  Prior to my present position, I was involved in research computing for over twenty five years, first as a computational astrophysicist, and, then as a provider of research computing services within IU's central IT services organization. . While there, I played various roles, including managing Unix support and massive data storage, leading the TeraGrid project, developing scientific gateways, providing solutions and services to IU's biomedical researchers, and leading a project to HIPAA align IU's entire research computing infrastructure. Prior to IU, I administered campus network services and security at Brown University. I hold a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Higher Education Regulated Research Workshop Series: A Collective Perspective
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    After an eight month effort concluding in June of 2021, 155 participants from 84 research institutions from across the United States gathered in six facilitated, NSF-sponsored workshop sessions to determine if coming together as a community could improve the support of individual programs to secure regulated data in research involving the Department of Defense or health sciences.

EDUCAUSE Presentations