2019 SC Cyber Security Conference – Columbia, SC October 10, 2019

The Cyberinfrastructure Lab (CI Lab) was present at the South Carolina Cyber Security Conference

Dr. Crichigno presented the virtual platform / Cyberinfrastructure Lab @ USC (https://netlab.cec.sc.edu) during the annual South Carolina Cyber Security Conference. The conference is annually organized by the South Carolina Department of Administration and SC Cyber. As the central administrative agency for state government, the South Carolina Department of Administration provides services to enhance security and trust. The event was held at the Cooperative Conference Center, in Columbia, SC, on October 10, 2019. Dr. Crichigno presented the advances in cyber security and network tools to train IT professionals in topics such as Intrusion Detection Systems, Next-generation Firewalls, high-speed networks and network emulators, and others. He provided a demo of the virtual laboratories developed at the CI Lab @ USC. Since then, attendees have had access to training material. The event had an attendance of approximately 150 IT professionals. The presentation slides can be found online here [pdf].

2019 NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure – September 24 – 25, 2019

Dr. Crichigno presented during the 2019 NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure PI Workshop in Minneapolis, September 24 – 25, 2019

Dr. Crichigno presented the advances made by the University of South Carolina (USC) related to Cyberinfrastructure training during the 2019 NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure PI Workshop organized in Minneapolis, September 24 – 25, 2019. During the presentation, he demonstrated the capabilities of the Cyberinfrastructure Lab @ USC (https://netlab.cec.sc.edu) deployed at the University of South Carolina. Currently, the CI Lab is used for virtual training on advanced material related to network tools and protocols used in high-speed networks and Science DMZs, perfSONAR monitoring, cybersecurity and cyberoperations with Bro Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Next-generation Firewalls (NGFWs), and others. Additionally, Dr. Crichigno led the session “Cyberinfrastructure Challenges of a Lesser-Resourced Institution.” The summary slides can be found here [pdf] and the agenda of the event is available online at https://tinyurl.com/y2e74fo3.

CI Lab Provides Access to Virtual Platform and Self-pace Training to USC’s ROTC - Monday, September 9, 2019.

The CI Lab has partnered with USC’s ROTC to provide access to the virtual platform to USC’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. USC has more than 300 ROTC students currently being prepared by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The use of the CI Lab (https://netlab.cec.sc.edu) will permit students to access hands-on training material on Cyberoperations, Next-generation Firewalls, Advanced Networking, and others. Training material is also aligned with stackable (industry) certificates that will greatly benefit ROTC students: A+, Cyberoperations, CCNA Routing and Switching (two courses will partially cover this certificate), Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) and more. The above stackable certificates will also be embedded into a minor in Integrated Information Technology (IIT), Cyberoperations and Networks tracks. Note that certificates are recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) guidelines for IT and cybersecurity operations. The DoD highly values the skill set covered in these certificates. Students earning them are promoted according to the US Department of Defense (DoD) Approved 8570 Baseline Certification. The figure below shows the initial meeting between Dr. Crichigno and ROTC members.

TechNet 2019 – August 19, 2019

Elie and Jose presenting "A Flow-based Entropy Characterization of a NATed Network and its Application on Intrusion Detection" poster at TechNet Augusta 2019.

  • TechNet Augusta 2019 gives participants the opportunity to examine and explore the intricacies of the cyber domain.
  • With assistance from the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and industry experts, the conference is designed to open the lines of communication and facilitate networking, education and problem solving.
  • Leaders and operators also discuss procurement challenges the military, government and industry face during a time of uncertain budgets and runaway technology advances.
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Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure at ASU – July 30-August 1, 2019

On July 30-August 1, the CI lab was invited to run several training sessions as part of the “Navajo Tech University (NTU) Technical Meeting.”

The event was organized by NTU and was hosted by Arizona State University (ASU), with an attendance of ~60 participants from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and South Carolina.

USC’s CI team members led three technical virtual-lab sessions on:

Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure at USC – July 22-23, 2019

On July 22-23, the CI lab organized and hosted the “2019 Training Workshop for Network Engineers and Educators on Tools and Protocols for High-Speed Networks” in Columbia at UofSC’s Innovation Center

More than 60 researchers and representative of three national laboratories from across the country attending.

  • The event was the first in a series of workshops aiming to stimulate research and disseminate best practices on the design and deployment of high-speed networks required for big science data transfers.
  • The workshop strengthened the research activities and collaborations among the participating institutions, including Savannah River National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Berkeley National Lab, University of Tennessee, University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Indiana University, Clemson, Alabama A&M, Florida A&M, South Carolina State, University of Toledo, Florida State University, Ferrum, the Navy, Juniper Networks, the Network Development Group, and others.
  • For more information please refer to http://ce.sc.edu/cyberinfra/workshop_2019.html.