Security Special Interest Group

SIG-ISM: Information Security Management

Developing security expertise and excellence within the NREN community​

Developing security expertise and excellence within the NREN community
SIG-ISM offers CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) of national research and education network (NREN) organisations the opportunity to share best practices and learn from each others’ experience, to safeguard their NREN against security incidents and threats.

The CISO role has become increasingly important as organisations become almost totally reliant on IT information systems. As the role of NRENs expands and the range of services operating across the networks grows, information security is vital ​and users will expect NRENs to safeguard their network connection, online assets and resources against security threats and risks.

Taking part in SIG-ISM can help equip NRENs with the skills to manage information security within their research and education community.

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

SIG-ISM Steering Committee

Chair: Alf Moens (SURF)

James Davis (JISC)

Rolf Sture Normann (UNINETT)

Urpo Kaila (CSC)

Coordinator: Ana Afonso (FCCN​)

More information

Learn more about this activity ​and how to get involved in meetings. Visit​ the SIG​-ISM​​​ wiki​.
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