Information Security Research and Education (INSuRE) is a partnership among Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies in order to design, develop and test the research network. INSuRE is a self-organizing, cooperative, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-level collaborative research project that can include both unclassified and classified research problems in cybersecurity. The INSuRECon and the INSuRECon proceedings highlight the most significant results from INSuRE research projects. INSuRE provides an opportunity for students to work on contemporary research problems of national importance. Research problems are proposed and mentored by cybersecurity practitioner’s federal and state government.