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Working on CLAW 2019 crisis exercise

Sometimes I am just amazed at how cool my job is. I doubt that many people get to spend time creating a world, and then systematically planning its destruction, unless they work in game design. Of course, creating crisis exercises… Continue Reading →

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 →

Visibility and value – marketing communications community groups review progress

How can research and education networks show their value – to funders, customers, and other stakeholders and audiences? What evidence shows value, and how do you gather this evidence? Participants of SIG-Marcomms (Special Interest Group on Marketing Communications) and the… Continue Reading →

Where the wild things are

A world of ideas by the GÉANT Community Programme Our community of internet researchers continuously generates ideas or, as we like to call them, “wild things”. Such ideas can evolve further if supported by like-minded experts through the creation of… Continue Reading →

SIG-CISS meets at CERN this month: register NOW!

Register today for the forthcoming meeting of the Special Interest Group on Cloudy Interoperable Software Stacks (SIG-CISS) . SIG-CISS is ready to welcome participants from the community at its fourth meeting, which will be kindly hosted by CERN in Geneva… Continue Reading →

2019 Network Performing Arts Production Workshop – At the crossroads of music, technology and science.

A beautiful and sunny day framed the 2019 edition of the Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW19) held in Prague, Czech Republic, at the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU), between 2 – 4 April 2019. NPAPW is an annual, very… Continue Reading →

Intense three-day Information Security Management meeting:  “We should do this more often”

Don’t we just love a good security incident! A couple of years ago Wannacry targeted computers all around the world just days before a TF-CSIRT meeting, and there was no presentation that did not cover it. Last week we ‘got… Continue Reading →

Between monitoring and regulations – ‘releasing’ the NOC

The Special Interest Group on Network Operation Centres (SIG-NOC) met on 8-9 April, for the ninth time since its launch, hosted by ARNES in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Jonny Lundin, on behalf of the SIG-NOC Steering Committee (SC) thanked Brian Nisbet (HEAnet),… Continue Reading →

Thinking outside the Whitebox

SUNET welcomed the 2nd SIG-NGN meeting to Stockholm on the 4-5 April 2019 with over 65 enthusiastic participants (more than forty in the room and 25 remote participants). “Whiteboxing” The day kicked-off with a whiteboxing workshop. This session presented the… Continue Reading →

‘Know your onions!’ – Public Affairs workshop highlights work to be done by NRENs

Onions, cabbages and astroturf were surprising features of the Public Affairs workshop that was organised by the EaPConnect project within the GÉANT Community Programme. The event was hosted in Berlin by DFN on 8-9 April 2019. The multiple layers of… Continue Reading →

Four years on: SIG-ISM and WISE get back together

In 2015, two new security collaborations were born: the WISE Community (Wise Information Security for Collaborating e-Infrastructures) and SIG-ISM (Special Interest Group on Information Security Management). Working on similar topics, but uniting different communities, both groups were very enthusiastic and… Continue Reading →

The service portfolios odyssey in Cyprus

The Special Interest Group – Management of Services Portfolio (SIG-MSP) met on the 5th of March in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by CyNet (Cyprus NREN). The meeting took place at the beautiful new University Library ‘Stelios Ioannou’, a very impressive building… Continue Reading →

NOC challenges: between monitoring and regulation

Do you work in a Network Operation Centre (NOC) and sometimes feel trapped between monitoring and regulation? Don’t worry, you are not alone! If you would you like to speak about choosing the right monitoring tool or dealing with GDPR,… Continue Reading →

Registration open for Public Affairs workshop

A limited number of places is available for participation in a workshop about Public Affairs as part of the NREN strategic toolkit. The event will be hosted by DFN in Berlin on 8-9 April and is being organised by the… Continue Reading →

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