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WISE people take action on Security

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:00


Cybersecurity attacks are an ever-growing problem. Distributed digital infrastructures are no exception and action has to be taken to both reduce the security risk and to handle security incidents when they inevitably happen. These activities are carried out by the various e-Infrastructures and it has become very clear in recent years that collaboration with others both helps to improve the security and to work more efficiently. The WISE (Wise Information Security for collaborating E-infrastructures) community was born at a workshop in October 2015, jointly organised by the GÉANT group SIG-ISM (Special Interest Group on Information Security Management) and SCI, the ‘Security for Collaboration among Infrastructures’ group. All agreed that collaboration and trust is the key to successful information security in the world of federated digital infrastructures for research. A number of WISE working groups are active, tackling issues like risk assessment, security training and awareness, security in big and open data and working on the next version of the SCI policy/trust framework. 

This session will start with an overview of the WISE Community followed by a set of short presentations from some of the WISE working groups, from members of e-Infrastructure security teams and representatives of Research Infrastructures/User Communities. These will present different challenges, issues currently being worked on and future plans. The talks will then be followed by a moderated discussion encouraging feedback on the WISE activities and their direction. 

The session is aimed at members of security teams, operational staff and managers of e-Infrastructures, Research Infrastructures, research/user communities, virtual organisations and indeed anyone wishing to learn about security collaboration, best practice and trust building in federated distributed infrastructures. We aim to encourage more to join the WISE community and help take the work forward! 

Chair: David Kelsey



Topic 2: Services enabling research



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David Kelsey STFC
Ralph Niederberger Research Center Jülich  
Urpo Kaila CSC/EUDAT  
Rob Quick Indiana University  
Sven Gabriel Nikhef  
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