WISE News

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[…]

WISE Chair Hannah Short receives GÉANT 2017 Community Award

During the TNC17 conference, the WISE chair Hannah Short was awarded with the valued GÉANT 2017 Community Award. As a relative newcomer to the community, she has contributed to a significant security development with her work to develop Security Incident Response Trust Framework for Federated Identity (Sirtfi) within REFEDS and the AARC project. Sirtfi enables Read more about WISE Chair Hannah Short receives GÉANT 2017 Community Award[…]

Wise e-infrastructures endorse WISE recommendations

The WISE Community is proud to announce that the governing principles and approach of the SCI Framework were endorsed by key e-infrastructures for research from Europe and the rest of the world. SCI (Security for Collaborating Infrastructures) is a framework of best practices and policy standards for security with the goal of facilitating collaboration during Read more about Wise e-infrastructures endorse WISE recommendations[…]

Trust Framework Endorsement at TNC17

Register now to join WISE at the SCI Endorsement Ceremony at TNC17! Registration is open at https://tnc17.geant.org/core/event/27  The Security for Collaborating Infrastructures (SCI) working group is a collaborative activity within the Wise Information Security for e-Infrastructures (WISE) trust community. The aim of the trust framework is to enable interoperation of collaborating Infrastructures in managing cross-infrastructure Read more about Trust Framework Endorsement at TNC17[…]

Your Crown Jewels at Risk

When mentioned, information security often stirs up a little rush of emotions among most people. One might feel fear, annoyance, frustration, or guilt. And that’s OK, emotions are a part of our cognitive behaviour. But when coping with risks related to information security we need to be able to get beyond the first primitive emotions Read more about Your Crown Jewels at Risk[…]

Frameworks, Metrics and Catalogues meet Windmills, Bikes and Canals

This week, 28 WISE experts spent 2 days at Nikhef in Amsterdam to share community updates and focus on our Working Group Objectives for SCIV2, RAW and STAA. The full day dedicated to working sessions allowed us to make significant progress on documents and frameworks, which WISE will be publishing over the coming months. Want more information? Read more about Frameworks, Metrics and Catalogues meet Windmills, Bikes and Canals[…]