(Emerging Service) Secure Research Computing Environment
A Service of IET
The Secure Research Computing Environment (SRCE) is a cloud-based research infrastructure program. It is designed to be used by researchers who need to meet a compliance standard in order to work with highly sensitive data. Originally designed to the NIST 800-171 standard, SRCE provides custom-sized servers (Windows and/or Linux terminal systems) as well as secure data upload and download infrastructure (enhanced SFTP). The environment has received a 3rd-party attestation affirming that the logging, monitoring and network security components meet or exceed the NIST 800-171 standard, making it suitable for the storage of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
SRCE is a tightly controlled environment requiring users to adopt security practices and interact with authentication systems beyond what is standard on campus. This environment is specifically designed for secure data handling and is best suited for general purpose research that requires an infrastructure that meets a stringent security standard like NIST 800-171.
Attestation of NIST 800-171 compliance for all SRCE infrastructure
Pay-as-you-go pricing model
Elastic infrastructure (grow or shrink on-demand)
Managed back-ups and disaster recovery
Managed environmental security
Low technical overhead
Linux and Windows computing environments supported