Winter 2006 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop

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Security Implications for Optical Bypass

Time 02/07/06 12:30PM-01:50PM

Session Abstract

Changes in fundamental network infrastructure technologies are allowing lambdas access directly into the core of campus networks. This possibility opens a tremendous amount of opportunity for researchers as well having serious security implications. The BoF is designed to discuss what the changes in infrastructure might mean for network security. Initial discussion topics:

- What is optical bypass? Architectural alternatives, common definitions, user communities, long haul vs. local loop vs. campus responsibilities, etc.

- Are security implications any different? Tools (mibs, span ports, taps, etc), organizational entities on campuses, interaction with "rest of the network," etc.

- How are campuses different? Campuses that are implementing/planning/ignoring implementation

- Who needs to be involved in the discussion? From campuses, researchers, backbones, funding agencies, etc.

- Does your institution have a policy regarding direct connection of external networks (equipment) to/from your campus? If the connection is made to a researcher's "private" laboratory, is that a factor?


Speaker T. Charles Yun Internet2