Howard Lu
Assistant Director, Computing Resources, The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, Bethesda, Maryland

Mr. Howard Lu is Assistant Director for Computing Resources at The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications – the research division of National Library of Medicine at National Institutes of Health. Mr. Lu plans, develops, operates, and maintains IT infrastructure and directs the architectural design of security infrastructure to support Lister Hill Center's mission. Prior to joining The Lister Hill Center, Mr. Lu was Vice President of Engineering at Armillaire Technologies, Inc., where he led the research and development of various leading-edge telecommunication products. Mr. Lu is a pioneer in telecommunication resources management and holds two international patents in that field. He holds a Master's of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland and a Master's of Science degree in Computer Science from Indiana University.


Network plays a critical role in today's cyber security. A solid network, in addition to satisfying organization's business needs, should defend security attacks effectively and make easy to identify, contain, and eradicate a security compromise when it occurs. Network compartmentalization is an essential component of a solid network. This talk starts from the basic requirements of a secure network to the principles of compartment network, and shares real life experiences in implementation and operation challenges.