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Get Sirtfi’ed! Security training for federated organisations now available online

The providers of online identities and services can now access online training materials that will help them to handle security incidents in a way that is coordinated with other organisations within research and education federations. This Security Incident Response Trust… Continue reading →

EISCAT_3D gets go ahead for construction

The construction of EISCAT_3D, a new international research radar for space weather research, has been given a greenlight and will proceed later in June. EISCAT_3D will be the world’s leading facility of its kind, offering a critically important window to… Continue reading →

Long live eduGAIN!

At TNC17 on 31 May, we heard challenging words from SURFnet CTO Erik Huizer, who took us on a roller-coaster ride from eduGAIN’s careful early steps, through a potentially dystopian future to emerge once again into the sunlight, stronger and… Continue reading →

REFEDS meeting opens the T&I discussion at TNC17

For many involved in trust and identity (T&I), the REFEDS meeting kick-started the beginning of TNC17 and paved the way to a week full of interesting talks and meetings. Nicole Harris (GÉANT) welcomed the 90 attendees and gave an overview… Continue reading →

Your TNC17 Guide to: the GÉANT Community Programme

TNC17 on 29 May to 2 June has a packed programme of events reflecting activities from around the NREN community. The GÉANT Community Programme is an overarching, community-driven framework to foster collaboration and support initiatives in a broad range of… Continue reading →

Trust and Identity at I2 Global Summit – Sustainability and Evolution

Authors: Ann Harding (SWITCH), Maarten Kremers (SURFnet) From 23rd-26th of April, over 920 members of the Internet2 community and their global NREN and regional partners such as GÉANT, Ubuntunet and others came together in Washington DC for the Internet2 Global… Continue reading →

All you ever wanted to know about Federated Identity Management (FedIdM) but were afraid to ask.

Exploring the Value of Federated Identity Management in 10 Easy Lessons The research and education networking community is focused on removing as many barriers to accessing information as possible, and has enjoyed huge success in helping connect students, researchers and… Continue reading →

What Have the Task Forces Ever Done for Us?

Community groups The GÉANT Task Forces and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have long been a core part of the GÉANT community. They provide an environment for people working in specialist areas across our NRENs and the broader community to come… Continue reading →

Author: Ann Harding (SWITCH) You’ve seen the lightning talk at TNC2016 (you have, of *course* you have), and maybe you were even in the audience at REFEDs – now it’s time to slow down and let the ideas settle as… Continue reading →

Come and visit the AARC Project at TNC16!

Author: Jiří Pavlík (CESNET)  The federated authentication model has become established as an enabler of user-friendly accessing and sharing of resources, while preserving security and user privacy. There are, however, challenges in designing a scalable and sustainable way to integrate… Continue reading →

The eduroam Billion: from an Idea to a Global Service

The eduroam® secure worldwide roaming service is celebrating 1 BILLION authentications! Here we take a look at the idea-to-global service story. How did it start? Over 10 years ago, back in 2002 experts involved in the TERENA (now GÉANT) Task… Continue reading →

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