Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Trusted CI Begins Engagement with PATh

The Partnership to Advance Throughput and Computing (PATh) is a project funded by NSF’s OAC Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program and brings together the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) and the Open Science Grid (OSG) in order to advance the nation’s campuses and science communities through the use of distributed High Throughput Computing. The PATh project offers technologies and services that enable researchers to harness through a single interface, and from the comfort of their “home directory”, computing capacity offered by a global and diverse collection of resources.

PATh is collaborating with Trusted CI on adapting and rewriting PATh’s security program. Through a pre-kickoff meeting and their proposed security program plan submitted to the NSF, we have prioritized their needs using a subset of tasks to outline the goals of the engagement, specifically:

  • Work on Trusted CI Information Security Program Evaluation in order to evaluate PATh’s understanding on their system
  • Assessing the existing security plan and current OSG policies
  • Revising relevant policies and superseding outdated policies with new documents reflecting the current and planned future operations of OSG and PATh
  • Alignment with the Trusted CI Framework 
  • Additional focus and emphasis on resiliency and availability of services, including; monitoring, backups, disaster recovery, and operational upgrades and redundancy

The engagement began in January 2021 and will run until the end of June 2021.