OmniSOC was founded by members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance to reduce the time from first detection of a security threat to campus mitigation. Today, our members include higher education and research institutions of all sizes, both public and private. Through ResearchSOC, OmniSOC supplies cybersecurity for the nation’s greatest research.

OmniSOC is a part of the Indiana University cybersecurity community (leading.iu.edu), which includes REN-ISAC and the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.

Typical architecture

Raw data is collected by Logstash on aggregators followed by being inserted in to Kafka as-is. Next, the data is picked up by IU-based Logstash instances as-is. Data is then normalized to ensure consistency between different sources, augmented with additional metadata, and finally indexed into Elasticsearch.

Meet our OmniSOC members


Higher Education

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uconn-logo.pngCreighton UniversityDeSales UniversityFordham UniversityIndiana UniversityLehigh Carbon Community CollegeLehigh UniversityUniversity of NebraskaNorthwestern Universitypurdue-logo-2.pngRutgers Universitysdsu-logo.pngSanta Clara UniversityStony Brook UniversityVirginia Techuw-system-logo.png

Regional networks

I-Light and Indiana GigaPOPSouthern Crossroads (SoX)


NSF Major Facilities

AccessUS Academic Research FleetGemini ObservatoryNational Radio Astronomy Observatory