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1. Task Meetings

Date (dd/mm/yyyy) Url Indico Agenda Title Outcome
23/08/2012 EGI CSIRT team Monthly meeting Review activities of the previous month and plan for the coming month
17/09/2012 EGI CSIRT team face to face meeting at EGI Technical Forum, Prague Review all current activities and plan for the future
25/10/2012 EGI CSIRT team monthly meeting Review activities of the previous month and plan for the coming month
Weekly EVO meetings (every Monday) Minutes recorded in EGI CSIRT private wiki (not publicly accessible) IRTF weekly meeting Operational security issues are reviewed weekly

2. Main Achievements

The incident response team handled two security incidents during the quarter and issued two security advisories.

A proposal was made to extend the Pakiti monitoring to include all machines at a site. The security monitoring team was also asked by Open Science Grid to host a Pakiti service to monitor their machines. A pilot operation has been started and its impact will be evaluated.

The security service challenge framework for SSC5 was extended to integrate more job-submission methods and to improve the reporting module. After this, SSC5 was performed at 4/5 sites in NGI-NL. Good progress has been made on preparing for SSC6. The execution of this has been postponed until next quarter as integrating the CMS CRAB job management system into the SSC Framework took longer than anticipated.

Preparations have been made for the next EGI-CSIRT security tutorial to happen at the GridKa summer school (August) and at the Technical Forum (September). These will include hands-on forensics exercises.

The Software Vulnerability Group handled 4 new vulnerabilities during the quarter and issued two advisories.

Discussions between CSIRT, SVG, and OMB agreed the approach to sites running software for which security support has ended. A general advisory on this was issued by CSIRT and a further advisory has been drafted on the timeline for migration away from gLite 3.2 middleware components.

The EGI Security Threat Risk Assessment activity and the related final report were completed.

3. Issues and Mitigation

Issue Description Mitigation Description

4. Plans for the next period

Work will continue on the improvements of the RT/RTIR ticketing system, e.g. to facilitate better reporting.

Work will continue on the monitoring of the migration from unsupported gLite 3.1/3.2 software and the handling and possible suspension of sites who fail.

Work will continue on Pakiti V3 and the move to site-wide security monitoring.

More NGIs will perform the national SSC (2012).

Security training will be prepared for the ISGC2013 conference. This will include hands-on training in forensics.

Work will continue on the annual review of the SVG issue handling procedure.