Monday, October 14, 2019

Trusted CI Webinar October 28th at 11am ET: Trends in Global Privacy: GDPR One Year Later with Scott Russell

CACR's Scott Russell is presenting the talk, "Trends in Global Privacy: GDPR One Year Later" on October 28th at 11am (Eastern).

Please register here. Be sure to check spam/junk folder for registration confirmation email.
The past few years have seen a resurgence of privacy laws around the globe, starting with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but leading to proposed laws in South Korea, Brazil, and the United States. These numerous laws may be targeted at enhancing privacy, but their biggest effect has been as a source of fear and confusion for those who are being regulated. This talk will build upon last year’s GDPR webinar, introduce CCPA, and then go on to discuss trends in global privacy more broadly: what’s happening, what’s coming, and what should you do about it.
Scott Russell is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), where his work focuses on privacy and cybersecurity policy. A lawyer and researcher, Scott received his B.A. in Computer Science and History from the University of Virginia, received his J.D. from Indiana University, interned at MITRE, and served as a postdoctoral fellow at CACR.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Trusted CI at SFSCon 2019

Group Photo of SFSCon 2019 Participants
On September 27-29, Trusted CI participated in SFSCon 2019, the third annual cybersecurity training and professional development event at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) for the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) students and alumni nationwide. 105 student attendees traveled to California from 42 universities across the country for this event organized by CPP Professor Mohammad Husain. In 2017, Trusted CI helped organize the CPP-CTSC SFS Cyberinfrastructure Security Workshop, the first event in this SFSCon series.

This year, Trusted CI's Barton P. Miller and Elisa Heymann provided a Software Assurance training for the students, and Trusted CI's Jim Basney and John Zage provided an Identity and Access Management training. Ishan Abhinit and Zalak Shah (CACR) also provided a Security Log Analysis training, using training materials developed by Trusted CI.

From 45 student attendees in 2017 to 105 student attendees in 2019, SFSCon is a growing success. It’s great to see the SFS program supporting the development of the next generation cybersecurity workforce. Trusted CI is proud to have the Cal Poly Pomona Scholarship for Service project as one of our partners.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

CI CoE Pilot - NEON IdM Experiences

The Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence (CI CoE) Pilot project, in collaboration with Trusted CI, recently completed an identity and access management engagement with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) to update the NEON Data Portal to use OpenID Connect for user authentication. A paper summarizing this engagement is available.

The goal of the CI CoE Pilot project is to develop a model for a CI CoE that facilitates community building and sharing, and applies knowledge of best practices and innovative solutions for NSF's major multi-user research facilities. One sub-component of the Pilot project is to gain experience with implementing identity management (IdM) solutions for facilities.

NEON was selected as the initial IdM engagee with the intent to assist them with moving the NEON Data Portal away from managing local user credentials and towards leveraging industry standards such as OpenID Connect (OIDC). The implementation involved transitioning to Auth0, which not only imported the existing database of Data Portal users, but also allowed users to log in with third-party OIDC Identity Providers (IdPs) Google and CILogon.