1. Task Meetings
|Date (dd/mm/yyyy)||Url Indico Agenda||Title||Outcome|
|15/05/2012||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1035||The EGI Security Risk Assessment Group - refinement of ratings||Review the risk assessments already provided and resolve differences|
|24/05/2012||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1053||EGI CSIRT team Monthly meeting||Review activities of the previous month and plan for the coming month|
|14/06/2012||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1087||The EGI Security Risk Assessment Group - working towards the final report||Finalise the risk assessment and decide on content of final report|
|21/06/20112||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1094||EGI SVG Monthly meeting||Review activities of the previous month and plan for the coming month|
|25/06/2012||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1095||EGI CSIRT team monthly meeting||Review activities of the previous month and plan for the coming month|
|19/07/2012||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1128||EGI SVG Monthly meeting||Review activities of the previous month and plan for the coming month|
|26/07/2012||https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1134||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.
The Site Certification Procedure will be revised to include the required security items and a procedure will be developed for the handling of compromised certificates.
Work will continue on requiring the timely migration from unsupported software.
Work will continue on Pakiti V3 and the move to site-wide security monitoring.
SSC6 will be performed at approximately 40 sites across EGI and more NGIs will perform the national variant of SSC5.
Security training will be given at the GridKa school and the Technical Forum. These will include hands-on training in forensics.
The annual review of the SVG issue handling procedure will be performed.