Earlier this week the NCSA Cybersecurity Division hosted a lunchtime security talk. This session covered collection, analysis, and alerting tools used by the Security team. The talk began with security engineer Jacob Gallion giving a summary of the Incident Response Security Team (IRST); who they are and what they do. Later, lead security engineer Chris Clausen presented on the various monitoring services used to monitor network traffic, as well as common security incidents that the team encounters at NCSA. 

One of the major takeaways from the presentation is that the security team encourages NCSA staff to use the System Vetting Checklist when setting up new systems to reduce the surface of attack. 

Presentation slides: IRST Presentation May 2023.pptx