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CLAW 2019 – save the date!

What do you do when a dragon burns down your data centre? Do you slay the dragon? Do you follow a strict organisation protocol – that you know by heart? Or do you talk to the dragon to find out… Continue Reading →

CLAW 2018: crisis in ‘Guilder’

Imagine… you’re part of the crisis management team of the NREN in the (fictional) country of ‘Guilder’. The crisis coordinator has called you and the entire team in the ‘war room’: a crisis has just hit your organisation. 200,000 students… Continue Reading →

Largest SIG-NOC meeting attendance to date

On 19-20 April, the Special Interest Group on Network Operating Centres (SIG-NOC) met for the 7th time with a record attendance of 52 participants, including 12 who joined remotely; the meeting was kindly hosted by CSUC in Barcelona. The theme… Continue Reading →

Surviving the GDPR (and storm Emma)

  On 27 February 2018, the Task Force Data Protection Regulation (TF-DPR) met for the third time since its launch in September last year. On this occasoin, we were kindly hosted by HEAnet in Dublin. Notwithstanding the threat that the… Continue Reading →

The 6th SIG-NOC meeting: hazy visions of the future

In October, we boldly stated in our blog, that at the sixth meeting of the Special Interest Group Network Operating Centre (SIG-NOC), we would be looking at the NOC of the future. Our latest meeting took place last November in… Continue Reading →

CLAW: surviving the crisis together

Two weeks ago, 40 representatives from 20 NRENs met in Malaga for the first ever CLAW crisis management workshop organised by GÉANT. During the two-day event, these brave individuals survived a simulated crisis, learned how to handle stress in crisis… Continue Reading →

The NOC of the Future

A frightening ‘unknown’, and a certainty at the same time, is fast approaching, and we should be asking ourselves: are we ready for it? We are talking, of course, about the future. Luckily, we do not have to figure out… Continue Reading →

Finding differences and commonalities in approaches to GDPR

On August 28th, a group of privacy-minded people gathered in Berlin to discuss what organisations in the GÉANT community are doing to deal with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what we could be doing together. It was… Continue Reading →

Communication and awesome computer centres: the 5th SIG-NOC meeting

Communication, communication, communication. It might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the term ‘Network Operations Centre’, but it became the unofficial battle cry of the 5th meeting of the Special Interest Group SIG-NOC. This was… Continue Reading →

Safely experience crisis management and communications: CLAW community workshop

Crisis management is becoming an increasingly urgent topic for organisations across the globe. For national research and education networks (NRENs) a crisis can either be an intentional (e.g. cyber-attack) or an unintentional (e.g. network failure due to natural disasters) disruption… Continue Reading →

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