Internet2

close
Use Internet2 SiteID

Already have an Internet2 SiteID?
Sign in here.

Internet2 SiteID

Your organization not listed? Create a local account to use Internet2 services.

Create SiteID

Blogs

Information Security Sessions at the 2017 Internet2 Technology Exchange

Oct 06, 2017, by Nick Lewis
Tags: 2017 Technology Exchange, Frontpage News, Security

Preparations for the 2017 Internet2 Technology Exchange in San Francisco from October 15-18 have been underway for over 6 months. As you make your final travel and session preparations, here’s an overview of all the information security activities taking place.

The Information Security area of the program focuses on both network and system security topics. You can view sessions in this track here.

I’ll be starting my week at the Open Office Hours on Sunday, October 15 at 5 p.m. and then going to the Film Screening: "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" (A Documentary by Robin Hauser).

Also on Sunday, we have a R&E Routing Security Best Practices Tutorial where Karl Newell and Grover Browning from Internet2 will be leading an interactive tutorial on the best practices for securing routing in the R&E community. Based on feedback from the community, the content has been updated and this tutorial will demonstrate how and when to apply best practices.

During the week, Nick Roy from Internet2, Kim Milford from the REN-ISAC, and I have a presentation on InCommon Federation Security Program: Experience And Practice. I also have several special interest group (SIG) sessions on Cloud Security, Cisco Cloudlock, Cisco Umbrella, DocuSign, Duo, and Splunk.

We’re closing out the track sessions with Information Security Lightning talks on Wednesday, October 18 at 2:30 p.m. If you have something you’d like to share with the community, we are accepting talks until Thursday, October 12. Please fill out this form to submit a talk.

In addition to this exciting lineup of events, there is even more information security fun to be had!

On Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 a.m., Merit and the Michigan Cyber Range are facilitating and sponsoring a Capture the Flag Computer Security Competition. If you’ve never participated, it’s an exciting way to see the world through the eyes of an attacker. It’s FREE to participate, but spaces are limited and registration is required. Bring your laptop to start bright and early and see what it’s all about.

Crypto Game is back this year! Win a prize for being the first person to decrypt the secret message. The prizes this year include a bluetooth wireless speaker and $75 Amazon gift card. The game starts on Monday, October 16 at 7 a.m. when the sponsor booths open and will run until Wednesday, October 18 when the booths close. Based on feedback from previous years, I have increased the difficulty level of the puzzle. I’m not eligible to win, so you all have a chance!

For the Demonstrations taking place Monday through Wednesday, the Internet2 DDoS Mitigation Service will be shown off so you can see how it works for volumetric DDoS attack mitigation.

Whew – it’s going to be a busy week! Special thanks to Mary Dunker from Virginia Tech and Theresa Semmens from University of Miami who served on the information security program committee and helped put together this great program.

Looking forward to seeing you there!