CESNET Establishes FLAB, Team of Forensic IT Investigators

Prague, 3 December 2014. The CESNET association is launching FLAB, its forensic laboratory, which offers services in prevention and testing of IT security, as well as forensic analyses using the experience of CESNET-CERTS, its security team, and research background.

FLAB possesses the capability to analyse past events (typically, security incidents) in the cyberworld as well as penetration and stress tests for preventive assessment of integrity, confidentiality and availability of the systems tested. The range of FLAB’s supplementary services includes security training and seminars, consultancy, expert analyses of technology, data recovery, etc.

FLAB draws on the experience of operating numerous security systems within the CESNET2 backbone network as well as university and research centre networks. This includes “honeypots” ‒ traps that collect hacking attempts for further analysis, and monitoring of abnormal situations within the network. A team of experts also assists in providing rapid information on security incidents and in mitigating them.

Services of the laboratory are available to members of the CESNET e-infrastructure and to other parties (on the condition of available capacity).

Visit flab.cesnet.cz for details on the FLAB team, services and more

The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education. With its research activities and accomplishments, CESNET represents the Czech Republic in international projects, most notably the pan-European GÉANT network building project and grid projects (EGI.eu), and participates actively in their implementation. CESNET puts great emphasis on the security of network operations, services and user protection. Visit www.cesnet.cz for details

The CESNET-CERTS security team was established in January 2004; it operates within the CESNET2 backbone network where it is responsible for the addressing of security incidents.

The FLAB forensic laboratory is part of the CESNET-CERTS team. With its development commenced in 2011, FLAB offers services in prevention and investigation of security incidents, including the assessment of electronic traces left in computers and networks.

Last change: 9.12.2014