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Record attendance at third SIG-CISS (Cloudy Interoperable Software Stacks) meeting

Collaboration, community, federated access, NREN use of services, GÉANT project … are some of the key words highlighted by the satisfaction survey following the third SIG-CISS meeting that took place at the DFN office in Berlin in November 2018. The… Continue Reading →

SIG-NOC & NGN minestrone in Rome

GARR welcomed the first joint meeting between SIG-NOC and SIG-NGN to Rome on 21-23 November 2018 with nearly 50 enthusiastic participants. The theme of SIG-NOC meeting was “Monitoring & Processes in an Automated World” and this complemented the focus on… Continue Reading →

Empowering the community: don’t be shy to tell people why!

“How can I even think about communicating when I’m insecure about being considered a Research and Education Network or not, as I am not connected yet?” An important question raised during the communications and visibility workshop on the 23rd of… Continue Reading →

A recap: UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 Towards African SMART Universities – Services that Matter

The 11th UbuntuNet-Connect conference couldn’t deny one of the hottest topics on the continent: digital transformation. Therefore, this year’s conference, held in the beautiful Zanzibar, focused on the concept of SMART education and research. This topic was not just exploited… Continue Reading →

EUNIS GDPR and Information Security workshop 10 -11 December in London

Data protection, privacy, and security are important topics that rule in this digital world we are currently living in. European University Information Systems (EUNIS) are pleased to invite you to the GDPR and Information Security workshop at Brunel University, London, on… 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 →

Love2eduroam this autumn: hands-on training to support the expansion of eduroam

Recently our community was expressing its #love2eduroam. Powered by the Benjamin Franklin quote, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn“, GLAD (GÉANT Learning And Development) joined the movement and hosted a series… Continue Reading →

Future-proofing access to educational resources for a school in regional Australia

Calrossy, an independent day and boarding school in Tamworth, New South Wales, enjoys a reputation for excellent academic development. However, being located in rural Australia, more than four hundred kilometres from the nearest urban centre – Sydney – Calrossy is… Continue Reading →

The role of NRENs in the future of education – thoughts from EDUCAUSE 2018

Since I took on the role of Community Support Officer in September, I have been investigating how European NRENs are addressing the technological evolution and the opportunities and challenges it has created for teachers and students. I discovered that many… Continue Reading →

CLAW 2018: what it meant to me

I was privileged to take part in CLAW, GÉANT’s second crisis management event that took place on 11-13 November 2018. Over 60 representatives from security, network operating centres and marcomms from the global NREN community gathered in sunny Malaga for… Continue Reading →

Norse mythology inspires robust approach to securing digital infrastructure in Sweden

Today most parts of Sweden’s digital crisis infrastructure are physically located in Stockholm. Such centralisation makes the infrastructure vulnerable to attacks, specifically in case of war. This is why the Swedish research and education network SUNET has teamed up with… Continue Reading →

Corsa Technology protects SCinet with ‘software defined network security’

Corsa Technology, the leader in scaling network security, is super proud to unveil a first-ever Corsa software-defined security perimeter for SCinet, the fastest and most powerful network in the world for the duration of SuperComputing 2018.  SCinet offers a one-of-a-kind… Continue Reading →

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