Monday, December 3, 2012

Two open positions at CACR

I've got two open positions that offer the exciting opportunity to work on cybersecurity for computational science.

The first is in the new NSF-funded Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure that I'm leading. This position will get to work with a variety of cutting-edge NSF science projects on helping them with their cybersecurity needs, as well as helping to provide leadership in advancing the state of cybersecurity practice and advance research. This particular position will get a chance to learn and apply software assurance.

The second is with by new DOE-funded project, Advanced Identity Management for Extreme-scale Scientific Computing. This project is researching how scientific collaborations impact the operations and trusty model of identity management in distributed computing. It will then build on that research to develop new software tools to implement better identity management for science collaborations.

Both of these positions are exciting opportunities to work in both cybersecurity and with cool science projects. To apply, visit the links above. Feel free to contact me with questions.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cyberdefense is hard...

One thing that caught my attention in the recent arrest of the anonymous hackers is how the hacker who goes by "Sabu" was apparently caught, he apparently logged into an IRC chat service forgetting to hide his IP address just once.

This is a good example of what cybersecurity is so hard - defense has to be perfect. If attackers have to play defense too though, that will level the field some.