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This policy covers all users of NCSA production systems for external customers and any system using NCSA datacenter networksincluding Blue Waters.

NCSA Network Security Policy#HighPerformanceDatacenter(HPDC)Zone

Introduction & Purpose

The primary threat to the security of NCSA production systems comes from user "identity theft", often exposed as compromised user accounts and credentials. Within the existing HPC environments managed by NCSA, 25% of security incidents stem from user credentials becoming compromised and used by unauthorized persons for malicious purposes. This document details the policy covering the monitoring of user activity.