Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Registration Open for ’23 NSF Research Infrastructure Workshop

Trusted CI invites cybersecurity staff from NSF Major Facilities and NSF Mid-Scale Facilities to join us at the 2023 NSF Research Infrastructure Workshop, hosted by NSF’s Large Facilities Office (LFO). The Research Infrastructure Workshop (RIW) is a collaborative forum for all the NSF research infrastructure projects.

The workshop is a hybrid format and will be held Tuesday through Friday, June 27th - 30th at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. 

Registration is currently open.

There will be many opportunities to join discussions on cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity. A few highlights include:

  • A dedicated Cybersecurity track on Day 2, which will cover the Trusted CI Framework, operational cybersecurity with ResearchSOC, and Regulated Research Community of Practice (RRCoP). Also, Robert Beverly (NSF) will provide introductory remarks for the Cybersecurity track.
  • Trusted CI Director, Jim Basney, and Roland Roberts presenting, “Overview of Cybersecurity at Research Infrastructure: Balancing the Need to Be Secure and Also Open,” during the plenary session on Day 3.
  • Tony Beasley (NRAO) presenting "Lessons from the 2022 Ransomware Attack on ALMA" during the plenary session on Day 3.
  • Partner project CI Compass are presenting, “Overview of CI Compass and the Relevance of AI in Cyberinfrastructure,” during the plenary session on Day 1.
  • And, a dedicated Cyberinfrastructure track on Day 1 covering "Models of Data Governance" and "Expanding use of AI in Research Infrastructure applications."

The drafted agenda is available (pdf) on RIW’s event site. The event includes a poster session, welcome reception, and a tour of the National Air and Space Museum.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Trusted CI Webinar: Cybersecurity Operations for the NSF ACCESS Cyberinfrastructure, April 24th @11am EST

PSC's Derek Simmel is presenting the talk, Cybersecurity Operations for the NSF ACCESS Cyberinfrastructure, April 24th at 11am (Eastern).

Please register here.

On September 1, 2022, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) ACCESS Cyberinfrastructure started production operations, ushering in a new era following two decades of cooperative cyberinfrastructure partnerships among several leading centers for High Performance Computing (HPC) at U.S. universities and research institutions under the NSF TeraGrid and XSEDE projects. The NSF ACCESS Cyberinfrastucture is composed of five funded projects, including an ACCESS Coordination Office and four tracks representing (1) resource allocations, (2) user support and training, (3) operations, including cybersecurity, data management and networking, and (4) monitoring and measurement services. ACCESS Resource Provider (RP) sites include several NSF-funded HPC systems deployed at U.S. universities and research facilities nationwide, on which computing time and storage are allocated on a peer-reviewed basis managed through the ACCESS project.

In this webinar, we will describe the functions and activities of the ACCESS Cybersecurity Operations Group, and summarize the progress, challenges, and lessons learned in its first year. Topics will include authentication and identity management (AIM), cybersecurity communications and readiness, policy development, and future directions.

Speaker Bio:

Derek Simmel's career in Cybersecurity and HPC spans over four decades. Derek joined the technical staff of the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute in 1995. He brought his experience to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) in 2001. Derek is currently a co-PI for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) ACCESS COre National Ecosystem for CyberinfrasTructure (CONECT) project, and leads Cybersecurity Operations for ACCESS. He also provides infrastructure design, cybersecurity and scientific workflow support for PSC's NSF-funded Bridges-2 system, and PSC's NIH-funded Brain Image Library, HuBMAP, and ANTON projects. Since 2011, Derek has chaired The Americas Grid Policy Management Authority (TAGPMA), one of three PMAs that comprise the Interoperable Global Trust Foundation (IGTF). He has served on the Technical Steering Committee for the Linux Foundation OpenHPC project since 2016, and on the Governing Board for OpenHPC since 2019.


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