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DETER: Testbed for Security Experimentation

Time 10/15/08 01:15PM-02:30PM

Session Abstract

DETER testbed is funded jointly by NSF and DHS, as a specialized testbed for security experimentation. It consists of ~300 machines located at USC ISI and UC Berkeley, and a few specialized hardware devices such as routers and security products. To date, it has around 500 users from academia, industry and government, and 90 projects.

Many security researchers and professionals have found DETER invaluable for large-scale, realistic testing of security software and hardware.

This presentation will introduce DETER to potential new users.
We'll explain how to get access to the testbed, and showcase our experimental tools. These tools significantly lower the learning curve and facilitate large-scale, repeatable experimentation. Tools consist of traffic generators, routing generators, measurement tools, several scripting languages for experiment control and visualization tools. We will also recount our ongoing efforts to support risky experiments in a safe manner, and to achieve large scale via experiment federation. Finally, we will discuss our efforts to expand use of testbeds, especially DETER, in education, to promote standardization of security education and to facilitate wide sharing of tools and materials for educational use of testbeds.

Speakers

Speaker Terry Benzel University of Southern California/ISI

Secondary tracks System and Network Security for Advanced Networks

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