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National Science Foundation Names Andrew Ferbert 2023 Trusted CI Fellow

Published April 11, 2023

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SDSC Platform Services Manager Andrew Ferbert has been named a 2023 Trusted CI fellow.  Credit: Chris Wojdak

By Kimberly Mann Bruch

In 2019, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Trusted CI program established Open Science Cybersecurity Fellowships to support a diverse community from an array of disciplines. This year, Andrew Ferbert, platform services manager at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, was named a 2023 Trusted CI Fellow.

This fellowship will provide Ferbert with training and resources to foster his professional development in cybersecurity and join a network of like-minded individuals within the NSF’s program.

“It is an honor to have been selected for this fellowship, and I hope that not only will my participation help SDSC, but the researchers, faculty, and affiliated institutions that rely on SDSC's leading-edge services,” said Ferbert. “I look forward to working with the Trusted CI staff to gain additional perspectives and collaborate with other NSF institutions as we face these critical topics [related to computer security].”

Ferbert supports SDSC and UC San Diego researchers through managed systems, operational support and production systems integration. Ferbert also has worked on SDSC’s desktop support team and the data center physical security program. Additionally, he has worked on systems administration within HIPAA and FISMA projects and provided assistance with United States Armed Forces projects.

“Andrew has been adept at managing the operational security for thousands of SDSC systems for many years, and I’m delighted that he has been named a TrustedCI Fellow for 2023,” said Director of Infrastructure for SDSC Research Data Services Brian Balderston.

Details about the Trusted CI program is found on their website at