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The XSEDE Security Operations Home Page

Mission Statement

The Cybersecurity Security (SecOps) group protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of XSEDE resources and services. 

KPIs and Metrics

KPI (L2)Target
Hours of downtime with direct user impacts from an XSEDE security incident.0 hrs
Other MetricsTarget

Hours of downtime WITHOUT direct user impacts from an XSEDE (affects central service or multiple SPs) security incident

< 24 hrs/quarter

XSEDE account exposures

< 10 /quarter

Time, beyond 24 hours, to disable XSEDE accounts

0 hrs /per compromise


Team Members

Derek SimmelPittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)
Alex WithersNational Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Chris ClausenNational Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)Security engineer

Shane FilusPittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)Security
Terry FleuryNational Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)Security
Scott SakaiSan Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)Security engineer

Brian HomSan Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)Security
Patrick StormTexas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)Security
Gary RogersNational Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS)Security
Paul GuderNational Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)KDC System Admin

Erick McGheeNational Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS)Security


Communication & Meetings

The XSEDE Trust Group meets weekly at 3pm ET on Mondays.

The XSEDE SecOps and SysOps L3s meet Tuesdays at 3:30 ET.

The XSEDE Security Working Group meets bi-weekly on Thursdays at 4pm ET. 

Published Documentation

New Staff Orientation

XSEDE Security Working Group Service Provider (SP) Guide & FAQ

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