Security Recommendations for Science DMZs

Wednesday, May 04 | 10:45AM–11:30AM ET | Grand Ballroom I-III, 3rd Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session

A Science DMZ is a special network architecture designed to improve the speed at which large science data transfers can be made. They have become a common solution to the issue of busy academic networks causing slowdowns or failures of large data transfers. A new paper published by Trusted CI on the security of Science DMZs provides an overview of this type of network architecture, summarizing the current best practice cybersecurity risk mitigations as well as providing additional security recommendations. This session is a brief introduction to the Science DMZ concept and presents an overview of the mitigations documented in the paper.


  • Kathy Benninger

    Manager of Networking Research, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Mark Krenz

    Chief Security Analyst, Indiana University

Resources & Downloads

  • Science DMZ Security presentation slides

    Updated on 4/29/2022