Security Activities in openlab-II (2006-2007)
In 2006, the openlab
initiatives in the field of computer security. Indeed, with the sharply increasing trend in IT security threats to
major organizations, and to the internet as a whole, there
were an urgent need to address the issue of Grid security and
site security more holistically.
In this context, CERN is has been leading a two-year project focusing on
Integrated Site Security. The project called
ISSeG, is partially
funded by the European Union FP6 Programme. In addition to
CERN, two other scientific organizations,
contribute to the project. This project ended in April 2008.
CERN also approached the industry in the context of the
openlab for carrying out joint activities in the field of
Site Security. This has resulted in the two companies,
for two years the openlab as contributor the 1st of January 2006.
The two companies have been closely collaborating.
F-Secure contributed in the fields of
malware protection, anti-spyware, intrusion detection
and intrusion prevention with a particular focus on
client security and mail server security.
Stonesoft contributed in the fields intrusion detection and
intrusion prevention with a particular focus on
combining events from network and client level security
The Helsinki Institute of
Physics (HIP) was instrumental in the setting-up of
the collaboration. This project ended in