Explore the I2 Online video series to virtually collaborate and learn more about the latest community issues. Discover the full slate of virtual events below.
May 2021 Events
This event continues the discussion with Avis Yates Rivers about diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is the second in a series of ongoing conversations and discussions with the research and education community.
In an effort to provide people on your campus and the IT infrastructure a level of protection, many institutions in our community have deployed multi-factor authentication through the NET+ Duo Security program. MFA is becoming increasingly important, particularly with the ever-changing threat landscape that continually moves device security higher up the priority list.
Join us on May 18th at 2 p.m. ET for an online event where you will learn about:
- The historical context for authentication security
- The importance of assessing device posture
- How to leverage authentication data to surface risky or suspicious logins
- Creating the right security policies to meet your needs
Featured speakers include:
- David Allen, Pacific Lutheran University
- Ted Kietzman, Duo Security
Providing cloud-based solutions to meet the Higher Ed community needs is one of the driving missions for the Internet2 NET+ program. New cloud-based solutions are being introduced into the NET+ program this spring to help institutions improve how they operate while better-serving students, faculty, and staff.
Join us on Wednesday, May 26th at 2 p.m. ET for an online event where you will learn about:
- NET+ CloudCheckr – cost management, asset inventory, security & compliance monitoring, and resource utilization tracking across your multi-cloud environments
- NET+ Google Workspace for Education (formerly known as G Suite Enterprise for Education) – premium security features with enhanced collaboration tools
- NET+ Palo Alto Networks – cloud-powered security for .edu – bundled offerings that enable cloud security for remote learning, collaborative research, and secure, efficient network operations
- NET+ signNow/airSlate – e-signature solution, workflow automation software generation solution, and more
Let’s face it — your time is limited. That’s why we’re trying something new — packing together a whole bunch of Internet2 industry members to give you bite-sized two-minute talks about community topics during the Internet2 Industry Member Lightning Lounge on June 2, 2021, from 1-2 p.m. ET. This action-packed event is available to any Internet2 member institution, but you must register to ensure adequate space. (Registration information is coming soon.)
Internet2 Industry members represent a diverse group of companies with a shared goal — advancing the research and education community. The event provides an opportunity to hear from a dozen Internet2 industry members on the newest and most relevant community topics in less than 30 minutes via a series of two-minute lightning talks. They will then spend the latter half of the hour making the rounds between virtual cocktail tables chatting with the industry representatives to answer any questions.
Internet governance and technology policy decisions directly affect the R&E community. Strong encryption, 5G deployment, DNS search privacy, spectrum allocation, privacy practices of social media companies, the ability to research Internet security vulnerabilities, freedom of expression on the Internet and online censorship are just a few issues that are critically important to the academic enterprise. The R&E community used to have a larger say in such debates. However, the loudest voices are now large companies, equipment vendors and content providers, each of which have substantial numbers of lobbyists and a financial interest in the outcome. The same is true of Internet governance. Operators of R&E networks and academic researchers have been largely absent in recent years. This has shifted the balance of power toward other organizations whose interests may differ from the R&E community.
The R&E community has a vested interest and responsibility to actively engage in these areas to inform policy makers and continue to advocate for the public interest in an open and free Internet. We’ll give a brief overview on how technology policy is enacted now and how Internet governance is conducted; we’ll explore the channels that provide the most effective methods by which an institution can engage in technology public policy (i.e., the FCC, FTC, PUCs, Congressional hearings) and Internet governance (i.e., ICANN and the IETF); and examine who in a typical institution contributes to this role (i.e., researchers, CIOs, Legal, etc). We’ll give a couple of examples of past successes of the collective power of R&E in policy debates, talk about the difference between lobbying and advocacy and what are we allowed to do, and suggest high profile topics the R&E community should consider addressing first.
This ResearchSOC presentation will educate the community on the initial observations from this NSF-sponsored cybersecurity operations center from their onboarding of three NSF major facilities. We will also explore common challenges experienced across the higher education landscape as seen by ResearchSOC’s core partner, the OmniSOC.
Susan Sons, Deputy Director of the Research Security Operations Center (ResearchSOC) and also supports Trusted CI The NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.
CJ Kloote, Security Platform Engineering Team Lead and Chief Information Security Officer of the OmniSOC at Indiana University.
July 2021 Events
The computational landscape has never evolved as fast as in the last 10 years: novel research and data infrastructures, as well as hardware architectures and lab instruments, allow answering research questions that could have been not even asked 10 years ago.
A panel will discuss experiences for mature, internationally used science gateway frameworks such as Apache Airavata, HUBzero, and the Globus Data Platform as well as good practices for sustainability measures.
Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame
Marlon Pierce, Indiana University
Mike Zentner, University of California, San Diego
Kyle Chard, University of Chicago
Juliana Casavan, Purdue Foundry
The InCommon BaseCAMP is a workshop for those new to identity and access management, new to InCommon, or both. It includes:
- An introduction to the basics of identity and access management — whether you manage identities, make resources available to those from other organizations, or both.
- An introduction to the InCommon Federation, the U.S. identity federation serving education and research.
- An overview and demonstrations of the community-developed identity and access management suite, the InCommon Trusted Access Platform, and the role it can play in your IAM system.
For more information and registration links, visit the BaseCAMP page at incommon.org
Cloud computing has become a competitive advantage to all organizations, and academic research is no exception to that. The challenge often encountered by academic research institutions in creating a cloud offering is doing so with constrained IT resources (# of staff and cloud expertise) and making it accessible to a research/scientific community that does not have strong IT technical expertise. Compound this with the need to secure sensitive information within compliance frameworks (i.e., HIPAA) and that gives a glimpse into what our journey at UCLA Health Sciences IT has been. We will share our experience in this journey; successes, failures, and future goals.
Clifford Kravit is a Research IT Program Manager with UCLA Health’s Digital Technologies group. He has a strong background in supporting academic research within the health sciences. After spending many years managing infrastructure and endpoints, he made the move into a research facilitation role. In his current position, he facilitates IT solutions for the UCLA Health Sciences research community and helps guide the technical builds for research-focused service offerings, including those relating to the cloud.
Jesus Mendoza is the Cloud Architect and HPC engineer within UCLA Health’s Digital Technologies (DGIT) group. He has extensive experience in Linux systems and research-focused systems architecture. He has been a central force behind the building and supporting of critical computing infrastructure used for bioinformatics research by various departments at UCLA. In his current position, he’s been building the AWS cloud infrastructure and service offerings used by researchers and technical groups at UCLA Health.
October 2021 Events
What is CAMP? The acronym means Campus Architecture and Middleware Planning. CAMP has come to mean the series of track sessions that include case studies, organizations’ innovations in identity management, best practices, and other presentations that help move the community forward.