Mar 23 – 27, 2015
Physics Department, Oxford University
Europe/London timezone

Recent experiences in operational security: incident prevention and incident handling in the EGI and WLCG infrastructure

Mar 24, 2015, 2:50 PM
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Parks Road (Physics Department, Oxford University)

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Parks Road

Physics Department, Oxford University

Security & Networking Security and Networking


Linda Ann Cornwall (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))


The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) and Worldwide Large Hadron collider Grid (WLCG) infrastructure largely overlap and share the majority of security activities. A lot of security related activity goes on behind the scenes concerning such a large scale distributed computing infrastructure. Security incident prevention takes up the larger amount of effort, and this is carried out via Security Policy definition, Software vulnerability handling and monitoring to ensure the infrastructure is as secure as is practical. This will describe some of the recent experiences concerning security, from handling vulnerabilities (including some of the high profile ones) to the types of incidents which have occurred in recent times. This will also describe some of the changes needed to handle new technologies and trust models which are coming into use.

Primary author

Linda Ann Cornwall (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))

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