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GÉANT Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are established under the auspices of GÉANT in order to create an open forum where experts from its community exchange information, knowledge, ideas and best practices about specific technical or other areas of business relevant to the research and education networking community.

The GÉANT SIG – Information Security Management is a forum for interchanging knowledge and experiences on information security management topics.


The main aims of the SIG

are to


  • establish a community of security management professionals;
  • develop, maintain and promote a trust framework between NRENs based on international standards; 
  • promote the use of international security standards and share best practices for security management within NRENs; 
  • discuss and promote issues of information security management of particular interest to NRENs.

The disclosure of any information shared within the SIG follows the ISTLP code Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) (



achievements and KPIs for the

first year are summarized in the table below

6th year (2021)

Planned achievements
and KPIs


Two meetings organised and held either online or face to face;

due to July 2016

An activity report for the Technical Committee;

due to July 2016

Steering Committee members from at least 3 different organisations.

due to August 2015

KPIsDue Date
Maintain a trusted network for sharing best practices and information, increase NREN participation

2 workshops a year

May & Dec 2021

Initiate and strengthen collaboration with other security working groups

1 joint workshop with WISE

Participation at the Security Day 

25 May 2021

14 June 2021

Actively participate at the GN4-3 Security work package, taking the advisory role

Support the Security Awareness group with the resources already collected

Actively promote and participate in CLAW2021 Crisis management event

June & Dec 2021

The first SIG-ISM Charter can be downloaded from here.

The former SIG-ISM pages can be found at

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This is the first 6th year of SIG-ISM1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016.

The charter of the SIG was finally approved in July 2015, but the activities of the group started before that. New charter of the SIG-ISM was approved in February 2017 by the GCC.

The SIG-ISM is jointly led by its Steering Committee

  • Alf Moens (SURF) - chair
  • James Davis (JISC)
  • Rolf Sture Normann (UNINETT) 
  • Urpo Kaila (CSC)Fotis Gagadis (GÉANT)

Steering Committee's page


Event3rd SIG-ISM Workshop



Joint SIG-ISM / WISE is planned to take place online on 25, May, 2021

The Steering Committees is also planning a meeting later in Autumn - 26-27 October, 2021.


SIG ISM white paper security management

SIG ISM white paper risk management