Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Trusted CI Begins Engagement with the American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is home to more than 200 scientists conducting scientific research spanning anthropology, astrophysics, biology, geosciences, and paleontology. Through the National Science Foundation's Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program (NSF OAC-1827153), AMNH is making major upgrades to its network with a priority on scientific data flows. Improvements include high-speed "science-access" switches for research departments, a new Science DMZ complete with data transfer nodes (DTNs) implementing high-speed transfer via Globus, network performance monitoring with perfSONAR, connections with regional (NYSERNet) and national (Internet2) high-speed networks, deployment of federated login with InCommon, and education and training for scientists and the broader research and education community.

Trusted CI's engagement with AMNH will focus on the following activities.
Trusted CI will document the activities of this engagement in a final report to be made available to the public. Additionally, AMNH intends to capture implementation and "best practices" security configuration of their new Science DMZ in a "how-to" document which can be used as an exemplar by other institutions of similar size and scope wishing to deploy their own Science DMZ.

The Trusted CI-American Museum of Natural History engagement began January 2019 and is scheduled to conclude by the end of June 2019.