Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) Migration of Development and Test Environments to the Amazon Web Services© (AWS©) Cloud


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Infrastructure Security Analysis (CISA) group has successfully migrated the CSAT Development and Test environments to the AWS© Cloud. This effort is part of a much larger, longer-term migration of the entire CSAT system to the AWS© Cloud by Q2 FY2020. The CISA team members leading this effort are Brad Nance and Todd Thomas from the Computer Science and Mathematics Division, and Shawn Brown, Anthony Seay, and Jim Simmons from the Information Technology Services Division.


This team, working with the rest of the CISA team, has been able to successfully establish the CSAT Development and Test cloud environments, an undertaking that includes planning and architecting the cloud systems, documenting (including drawings) the system, deploying code, creating a filer-cloud in the Test environment, reconfiguring system components, migrating schemas, updating Java on the Development and Test servers, and coordinating security requirements with CSAT-sponsor, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In the coming months, Ethan Cantrell and Kevin Rasch will join this effort to focus on preparing documentation for obtaining DHS Authority to Operate (ATO). Current research is focused on refining documentation requirements for the ATO and implementing Secure Socket Layer Virtual Private Network (VPN) web access. The specialized CSAT implementation requirements for the Pulse Secure© VPN have become a driver for the future feature set of Pulse Secure© cloud offerings.

Last Updated: January 15, 2021 - 5:01 pm