XSEDE12 panel: Security for science gateways and campus bridging

Jim Basney, Randy Butler, Dan Fraser, Suresh Marru, Craig Stewart

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Abstract

The XSEDE science gateway and campus bridging programs share a mission to expand access to cyberinfrastructure, for scientific communities and campus researchers. Since the TeraGrid science gateway program began in 2003, science gateways have served researchers in a wide range of scientific disciplines, from a stronomy to seismology. In its 2011 report, the NSF ACCI Task Force on Campus Bridging identified the critical need for seamless integration of cyberinfrastructure from the scientist's desktop to the local campus, to other campuses, and to regional, national, and international cyberinfrastructure. To effectively expand access to cyberinfrastructure across communities and campuses, XSEDE must address security challenges in areas such as identity/access management, accounting, risk assessment, and incident response. Interoperable authentication, as provided by the InCommon federation, enables researchers to conveniently sign on to access cyberinfrastructure across campus and across the region/nation/world. Coordinated operational protection and response, as provided by REN-ISAC, maintains the availability and integrity of highly connected cyberinfrastructure. Serving large communities of researchers across many campuses requires security mechanisms, processes, and policies to scale to new levels. This panel will discuss the security challenges introduced by science gateways and campus bridging, potential approaches for addressing these challenges (for example, leveraging InCommon and REN-ISAC), and plans for the future. Panelists will solicit requirements and recommendations from attendees as input to future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XSEDE12 Conference
Subtitle of host publicationBridging from the eXtreme to the Campus and Beyond
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 29 2012
Event1st Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Bridging from the eXtreme to the Campus and Beyond, XSEDE12 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2012Jul 19 2012

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other1st Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Bridging from the eXtreme to the Campus and Beyond, XSEDE12
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/16/127/19/12

Keywords

  • campus bridging
  • science gateways

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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