In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the recent hack of U.S. government employee data. Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, including military records and veterans’ status information, address, birth date, job and pay history, health insurance, life insurance and pension information; and age, gender, and race data.
As you’ve increasingly seen in news headlines, secure access to shared data is not only an issue for Federal and local government agencies and the Intelligence Community – it has also become an issue for business enterprises needing to protect their intellectual property and other sensitive business data while engaging on a global scale with their partners and contractors.
This article series is the first to explore the Seagate ClusterStor™ Secure Data Appliance, which is designed to address government and business enterprise need for collaborative and secure information sharing within a Multilevel Security (MLS) framework at Big Data and HPC Scale. Compared to prior methods, this provides vast cost savings in reduced capital equipment and networks as well as reduced operational complexity, floor space, weight, power, and cooling while satisfying today’s requirements for performance, collaborative secure data sharing, and availability.
Christopher Atwood from HPCMP presented this talk at the Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference. “High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) stakeholders require securable access to computational resources from clients with stringent administration restrictions. Hence, for example a user prevented from installing a Kerberos kit on a workstation is unable to access supercomputers. A solution based on WebGL ha resulted in a highly responsive user interface.”