[hpc-announce] Call for participation: S-HPC 2022 @ SC

Joseph B Manzano josbry27 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 13:23:05 CST 2022

                                                    S-HPC 2022
         First Annual Workshop on Cyber Security in High Performance Computing
                                                    Hybrid Event
                                              November 18, 2022
                                               Dallas, Texas, USA.

Held in conjunction with the International Conference for High
Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC22), Nov
13-18, 2022, Dallas, Texas, USA.


Security in High-Performance Computing (HPC) has traditionally been an
"operational" challenge (i.e., restrict access and usage to certified
users). However, as HPC gradually permeates more areas of public
interest, the traditional focus of HPC only on performance might
expose attack surfaces to an ever growing body of users. Paired with
HPC’s traditional role of early technology adoption, a new set of
early target-worthwhile vulnerabilities are emerging that are not
necessarily found in other computing scenarios that operate with more
established technologies.

In addition to early adoption vulnerabilities, potential
vulnerabilities specific to the HPC community arise from acute
hardware heterogeneity, novel networks technologies/topologies,
massive resource management orchestration -- including power
consumption, heavy reliance on open software, brittle experimental
software not hardened by numerous deployments and dusty deck software
with a lack of maintenance.  In combination with the commercial,
single-node exploits, these vulnerabilities open fertile new attack
This workshop focuses on threats and solutions across the HPC
hardware/software stack. These threats include weaknesses in current
and future architectural designs, escalation of privileges through
data extraction or computation manipulation and intentional misuse of
resources across scientific instruments feeding HPC machines.


This workshop will focus on the topics listed below. However, this
list is due to grow thanks to the interactions and discoveries
presented in the workshop.

- Trade-offs between system functionality (i.e., performance, energy,
etc.), cybersecurity and confidentiality.
- Privacy/ confidentiality preserving workflows and their implication
on High Performance Computing.
- Approaches to evaluate data and system trustworthiness for HPC workflows.
- Approaches to embedding security features across the computing
sensor platforms, network elements, and other components part of the
HPC ecosystem fabrics.
- Techniques to find Attack Surfaces in HPC systems, data feeding
instruments, and scientific sensors.
- Artificial Intelligence in cybersecurity and privacy: methodologies
to evaluate the impact of AI and identifying potential risks.
- Machine Learning techniques applied to cybersecurity and privacy in
terms of HPC workloads and HPC co-design.
- Security Enhanced prescriptive programming of HPC system.
- New attacks targeting HPC systems or components.

Organizing Committees

General Chairs:

- Andres Marquez, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Haipeng Cai, Washington State University
- Jim Basney, University of Illinois
- Kevin J. Baker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Sean Peisert, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Nael B Abu-Ghazaleh, University of California Riverside

Program Co-Chair:

- Cimone Wright-Hamor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Diversity Chair:

- Alexa Leal, University of Texas at Arlington

Publication Chair:

- Joseph Manzano, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


8:30 AM – 8:31 AM           Welcome Joseph Manzano (PNNL)
8:31 AM – 9:11 AM           Distinguished Talk: Datacenter-wide
security by default CJ Newburn (NVIDIA)
9:11 AM – 9:41 AM           Invited Talk: Secure HPC on AWS Lowell
Wofford (Amazon Web Services)
9:41 AM – 10:11 AM         Improving HPC Security with Targeted
Syscall Fuzzing Vince Weaver (University of Maine)
10:11 AM – 10:39 AM       Coffee Break
10:39 AM – 11:09 AM       SpackNVD: A Vulnerability Audit Tool for
Spack Packages Tre’ Jeter, et.al. (University of Florida)
11:09 AM – 11:59 AM        Panel: HPC Security: Risk Management,
Guidance, and Implementation Moderator: Yang Guo (NIST)
11:59 AM – 12:00 PM       Closing Joseph Manzano (PNNL)

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