About Von Welch
Prior to joining Indiana University I was the founder and owner of Von Welch Consulting LLC and the founding co-director of the Cybersecurity Directorate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The CyberSecurity Directorate is responsible for NCSA's computer security and works with external distributed scientific computing projects to meet their cybersecurity needs. Under my leadership, this group grew from a small, internally funded group to a nationally recognized organization with over a dozen staff, providing cybersecurity services for many of the national scientific distributed computing infrastuctures.
During my tenure at NCSA, I also served as the Area Director for Networking, Operations and Security for the NSF TeraGrid Project, a federation of eleven partner sites providing cutting edge computing, storage and networking resources to the national scientific community. In this role, I led geographically and organizationally distributed individuals in maintaining and advancing the project's networking, operations and security. My accomplishments with TeraGrid included developing and deploying an security architecture for it's science gateways program and leading its deployment of federated identity and establishing it as service provider in InCommon.
Prior to working at NCSA, I was a Software Architect for the Globus project at the University of Chicago, where I was responsible for providing leadership in the area of security for the project.
I have worked in technical standards, including authored two IETF RFCs (3820 and 4462) as well as chairing standards working groups. For a complete list of my publications and organized workshops see my publications page.
For more information about my current activities, please see my Projects page.