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-bandwidth research and education networks. Research sponsors have typically included DOE’s ASCR program and NSF’s SaTC program, among others.
DST’s cybersecurity goals are to research, develop, evaluate, adapt, and integrate advanced security and privacy solutions that enable or improve scientific workflows that may otherwise not be possible due to real or perceived security restrictions that, using today’s solution, impose onerous usability and/or performance constraints, thereby hindering scientific progress.
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.
ASCR Cybersecurity for Scientific Computing Workshop, June 2–3, 2015 [report]
DOE Cybersecurity R&D Challenges for Open Science: Developing a Roadmap and Vision, January 24–26, 2007 [news, report]
Into the Medical Science DMZ (Science Node) March 23, 2018
Berkeley Lab Researchers Contribute to Making Blockchains Even More Robust — January 30, 2018
Mind the gap: Speaking like a cybersecurity pro — Feb. 10, 2017
Building a CENIC Security Strategy — Jan. 11, 2017
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.