The Data Science and Technology Department is an active participant in a number of projects in the arena of security for scientific, high-performance computing systems and high-bandiwdth research and education networks. Research sponsors have typically included DOE’s ASCR program and NSF’s SaTC program, among others.
LBNL has had a leadership role in security in scientific computing environments for many years, including the development of the Bro Network Security Monitor, the 100G performance enhancements of Bro, and Bro’s commercial spin-off, Corelight, Inc., as well as leading several DOE-sponsored activities related to defining a cybersecurity research program within the DOE Office of Science. More recently, LBNL led the coordination of the “Cyber R&D” Enterprise Cyber Capability (ECC) of the DOE-wide Integrated Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (iJC3) — a sponsored R&D program that currently involves ten DOE National Laboratories as performers.
DOE Cybersecurity Workshops and Reports
DOE Cybersecurity R&D Challenges for Open Science: Developing a Roadmap and Vision, January 24–26, 2007 [news, report]
ASCR Cybersecurity for Scientific Computing Workshop, June 2–3, 2015 [report]
Some recent news:
Building a CENIC Security Strategy — Jan. 11, 2017
Mind the gap: Speaking like a cybersecurity pro — Feb. 10, 2017
Berkeley Lab Researchers Contribute to Making Blockchains Even More Robust — January 30, 2018
Key Representative Publications:
Sean Peisert, Eli Dart, William K. Barnett, James Cuff, Robert L. Grossman, Edward Balas, Ari Berman, Anurag Shankar, and Brian Tierney, ”The Medical Science DMZ: An Network Design Pattern for Data-Intensive Medical Science”, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 25,(3):267–274, March 2018.
Sean Peisert, “Security in High-Performance Computing Environments”, Communications of the ACM (CACM), 60(9):72-80, September 2017.