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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-ISM:

  • 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) (

The achievements and KPIs for the


6th year (2021)

Planned achievementsKPIsDue Date
Create and maintain
Maintain a trusted network for sharing best practices and information, increase NREN participation

2 workshops a year

Chat room

Dec 2017

Increase NREN participation and regional collaboration in the area of information security management
Set up 2-3 regional groups
Engage 2-3 new NREN members
Dec 2017Design an inventory for security officersDesign a structure for an online platform
Collect information from 4 pioneering NRENs/Institutions

Sep 2017

Implementation of security management for NRENs
Set up a working group
First documents produced and published


The achievements and KPIs for the first year

Planned achievements and KPIs


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

July 2016

An activity report for the Technical Committee;

July 2016

Steering Committee members from at least 3 different organisations.

August 2015

The activity report of the first year can be found here.



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 second 6th year of SIG-ISMFirst year: 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016

Second year: 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017

Third year: 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018

The charter of the SIG was 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)

Steering Committee's page


EventThe next



Joint SIG-ISM meeting will / WISE is planned to take place at TNC18 conference on 14 June 2018 at 09:00 - 12:30. You can find more information here: 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