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{{egi-csirt-team-header|Security Monitoring Group}}
{{egi-csirt-team-header|Security Monitoring Group}}  
== Long-term Objectives==
Security monitoring is a key component to security. The EGI CSIRT works to
provide the EGI security staff with tools and procedures to detect and
contain security incidents as well as weaknesses that could lead to a
compromise. In doing so, the EGI CSIRT collaborates closely with the sites
and NGI, however it does not provide replacements for site and NGI level
monitoring. Even though the results developed are primarily ment for EGI,
they should be designed and developed so that they could be utilized on the
site and/or NGI level as well.
The EGI CSIRT strives to collect various information from the
infrastructure, even using own probes and sensors or by combining results
generated by other systems (e.g., accounting) on different levels of the
infrastructure. The data collected will be evaluated based on current needs
and risks, and alarms raised accordingly. The security monitoring system
will provide both high-level overview to get a quick notion about the
infrastructure as well as a sufficient level of details necessary to sort
out security issues detected.  The system will archive and evaluate history
to follow and forecast trends in security.
Security monitoring will also provide mechanisms and tools to assist inincident containment, for example to gather important log records.
Information about users' activities will be used to identify last actions
performed by a user to e.g. estimate the sites possibly infected. A way of
(semi)automated processing of alerts and warnings issued by the EGI security
groups will be investigate and possibly developed.
In order to accomplish the objectives, the EGI CSIRT will develop own tools,
mainly to grid specific areas and use existing tools if possible and adviseon their usage. Developed probes are not intrusive and do not attempt tocircumvent any security mehanisms and are not resource intensive. Results
collected by these probes are only available to the EGI CSIRT members and
communicated to the appropriate site security contacts. We will also provide recommendations and advisories to the sites and NGI as to how to combine
existing technologies to provide efficient local security monitoring. When
applicable, collaboration will be established with similar groups of NREN
== Tasks ==
The lists of action at each task are not definite and will be discussed further. Some of tasks are well understood and there exist a vision about their focus. Other tasks will require more discussions about the actual contect and particular goals that are feasible.
=== Monitoring of security patches using [ Pakiti] ===
* finer access control, e.g., based on information from GOC DB
* Generating statistics and reports
* Tagging of and notifications (alarms) about severe vulnerabilities
* Producing OVAL format for EGI advisories (e.g. SVG ones) and their processing
* Support NGIs in setting a local instances of Pakiti
* Performance improvements if needed/asked
* Integration with existing monitoring frameworks (Nagios)
* Pakiti server verification
* Integration with dashboards, UI improvements
* Operation of the EGI Pakiti server at CESNET
=== Security monitoring with Nagios ===
* Development of new probes (based on risk analysis and experience with previous incidents)
* Support for short-lived "dynamic" probes (if needed) (a procedure and template for a quick introduction of new "volatile" probes testing some very particular characteristics, which needs a fast reaction
* guides, docs for NGIs/sites
* Support NGIs in setting local instances of CSIRT Nagios
* operation of the CSIRT Nagios instance at GRNET
* Handling of results (raising alarms, sending notifications, access control to results, ...)
* Evaluation of possible integration of security probes with standard Nagios (securing results, ...)
* Integration with dashboards
* Evaluation of results from multiple different sources
* Aggregating security alerts in a single place
=== Tracing users ===
* Tools to collect information about users from multiple sources (L&B, accounting, logs)
* Evaluation of this data to trace users' last steps on demand
* Evaluating log records produced by grid middleware (including checking that components logs appropriate information)
=== Site level tools ===
* recommendation for setting up a central syslog server
* specification of filters for the syslog
* (semi)automatic processing of EGI security advisories (checking logs for IP addresses, DNs, ...)
* best practises for log maintanence
=== Security Dashboard ===
* providing a single place to overwiew current status, history and provide additional details
* integration with existing EGI dashboards and appropriate frameworks will be evaluated
== Persons ==
=== Coordinator ===
* Daniel Kouril (, Czech Republic NGI
=== Participants ===
{| {{egi-table}} class="sortable"
!Name !! NGI !! Home Organization !! Effort Available (PM or FTE)
|Stuart Kenny ||Ireland NGI || TCD
|David O'Callaghan ||Ireland NGI || TCD
|Christos Triantafyllidis || Greek NGI || AUTH
|Jinny Chien || - || ASGC ||
|Daniel Kouril ||Czech Republic NGI || CESNET || 0.25 FTE
|Michal Prochazka || Czech Republic NGI || CESNET || 0.25 FTE
|Dusan Vudragovic || Serbia NGI || AEGIS
|Angela Poschlad || German NGI || KIT
|Bartlomiej Balcerek || Poland NGI || WCSS (CYFRONET) || 4
|Emir Imamagic || Croatia NGI   ||
|Riccardo Brunetti ||Italy NGI || INFN
|Guiseppe Misurelli || Italy NGI || INFN
|Dorine Fouossong || France NGI ||

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