27 September 2004 to 1 October 2004
Interlaken, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Mis-use Cases for the Grid

29 Sep 2004, 14:20
Brunig 3 (Interlaken, Switzerland)

Brunig 3

Interlaken, Switzerland

oral presentation Track 4 - Distributed Computing Services Grid Security




There have been a number of efforts to develop use cases for the Grid to guide development and useability testing. This talk examines the value of "mis-use cases" for guiding the development of operational controls and error handling. A couple of the more common current network attack patterns will be extrapolated to a global Grid environment. The talk will walk through the various activities necessary for incident response and recovery and strive to be technology neutral. Gedanken incident response exercises are being discussed among the HEP PKI infrastructure specialists, but a systems-wide approach to the issues and necessary tools is needed. Determining scope of incidents, performing forensics and containing the spread requires a much more distributed approach than our previous experiences. A new set of tools and communication patterns are likely to be needed. This talk will be aimed at applications and middleware developers as well as operations teams for grids. As time allows, the talk will survey current grid testbed middleware, identify the current control points and responsibilities and suggest places where extensions or modifications would be beneficial.

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