WISE Community will meet again on 26th and 29th October 2020

The WISE Community had planned to meet in person, jointly with SIG-ISM, and kindly hosted by Jisc in London during October 2020. The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic means that, as in April 2020, this face to face meeting is not possible. The next WISE meeting therefore will again be a virtual meeting held Read more about WISE Community will meet again on 26th and 29th October 2020[…]

The WISE Community makes good progress while USA news teams are gathered outside

“What is the collective noun for such an enormous grouping of TV cameras?” That is the first thought that came to mind as I turned the corner and found the USA news teams between me and the Westin Hotel, Alexandria VA, where the 2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit was to be held. As I crossed the Read more about The WISE Community makes good progress while USA news teams are gathered outside[…]

WISE sets its Mission in Abingdon

The WISE Community braved a surprisingly frosty British February to meet at Cosener’s House in Abingdon, kindly hosted by STFC-RAL. In addition to community presentations, the group made good progress on understanding the next evolution for SCI – developing a reusable policy pack for research infrastructures. This work will continue jointly between the AARC Project Read more about WISE sets its Mission in Abingdon[…]


WISE Community Workshop 26-28 Feb 2018 Hosted by STFC-RAL at Coseners House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JD, United Kingdom. We will start at 09:00 on Monday 26th Feb and end at 12:30 on Wednesday 28th Feb (with lunch after that). The logistics regarding accommodation and registration fee are available on the WISE Wiki. If you want to Read more about WISE @ STFC[…]

WISE Feedback Gathered at the NSF Summit

This August, WISE was warmly welcomed to the NSF Cybersecurity Summit 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Many thanks to our hosts for facilitating a hugely useful and productive workshop! Doug Pearson from REN-ISAC kicked off the day with an interactive presentation of the pDNS Data Sharing project, aiming to pool anonymised passive DNS logs for the Read more about WISE Feedback Gathered at the NSF Summit[…]

Security is ‘the new black’ of the R&E community 

An overview of Research and Education International Security Communities Alf Moens (SURFnet) & Sigita Jurkynaitė (GÉANT) Security has been sitting in the background of the Research and Education show for too long – it is now coming out to take a leading role and is becoming ‘the new black’ of the community. It is equally present Read more about Security is ‘the new black’ of the R&E community […]

Learning from SURF’s Cyber Threat Assessment ’16

As well as being the Co-Chair of WISE’s RAW Working group, Bart Bosma of SURFnet is instrumental in identifying the current risks to our community. The Cyber Threat Assessment for 2016, authored by Bart and presented at TNC17, identifies the key threats over the past year for education, research and business. An English version has recently been made Read more about Learning from SURF’s Cyber Threat Assessment ’16[…]

WISE Releases Risk Management Template

The WISE RAW WG (Risk Assessment Working Group) has published an easy to use risk management template with instructions for infrastructures and sites. The template is based on best practices shared by the participating infrastructures. The template is published with CC-BY license and can be downloaded  from the WISE Wiki. The template will be tested during the next WISE event, a full day Read more about WISE Releases Risk Management Template[…]