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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 (

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.


The SIG-ISM Charter can be downloaded from here.

The former SIG-ISM pages can be found at


This is the second year of SIG-ISM

First year: 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016

Second year: 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017

The charter of the SIG was finally approved in July 2015, but the activities of the group started before that. New charter is yet to be approved 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

Next Event

Two F2F meetings (workshops) will take place in 2017: one in February and one in Autumn (September/October)


SIG ISM white paper security management

SIG ISM white paper risk management 

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