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 (https://www.surf.nl/en/services-and-products/surfcert/information-sharing-traffic-light-protocol/index.html)
The achievements and KPIs for the second year
|Planned achievements||KPIs||Due Date|
|Create and maintain a trusted network for sharing best practices and information|
2 workshops a year
|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
|Design an inventory for security officers|| Design a structure for an online platform|
Collect information from 4 pioneering NRENs/Institutions
Guidelines on minimal set of security measures for an NREN
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;
An activity report for the Technical Committee;
Steering Committee members from at least 3 different organisations.
The activity report of the first year can be found here.
The first SIG-ISM Charter can be downloaded from here.
The former SIG-ISM pages can be found at https://www.terena.org/activities/ism/
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 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)