2018 Internet2 Global Summit

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International Security Efforts

Time 05/07/18 02:45PM-04:00PM

Room Pacific 16-17

Session Abstract

  • Opening remarks (Chris Hancock, AARNET)

  • Canadian Approach to Strengthening a Nationwide Security Community (Mark Wolff, CANARIE)

    CANARIE, in collaboration with Industry, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, is working with over 35 NREN-connected higher education and research institutions to develop a new national view of connected institutions' current security positions. As a first step towards evolving a plan to jointly strengthen security postures, the project relies on a powerful blend of shared challenges, and collaboration towards the intended outcome: working together on operational security measures that can form the foundation for future joint security initiatives. Mark will discuss the goals, challenges and opportunities arising from the project, and provide a perspective on how this broad collaboration is strengthening ties among NREN-connected institutions and the networks that connect them.

  • Global NREN Security Forum (Steve Kennett, Jisc)

    The Global NREN Security Group is an international forum for senior NREN and science network security professionals, sponsored by the Global NREN CEO Forum. Established in 2017, it aims to coordinate security resources globally, including people and knowledge, and promote collaboration around addressing security requirements and challenges across our Research, Education and Science communities. Members of the group will work together to help NRENs manage security risk in several ways, including:
    • Promoting confidentiality, availability and integrity of information to meet operational, legal and evidentiary requirements;

    • Aiding with identifying and managing information needs, risks and responsibilities;

    • Assisting with reviews of IT security policies and procedures and making recommendations to strengthen information controls;

    • Coordinating the sharing of security resources and research between NRENs around the globe.

    We will discuss our current activities, whilst encouraging others to join this group.

  • Approaches to Building Trust (Nicole Harris, GÉANT)

    GÉANT supports a number of communities and services with a focus on building and strengthening trust to support incident response, information security management and other security measures. These groups span different trust vectors: Trusted Introducer is supporting groups from research and education, government, commercial and military CSIRTS whilst WISE deals with the challenges of security management and information sharing within distributed e-Infrastructures. Nicole will discuss some of the lessons learned from approaches to scaling trust within these groups and how trust is both a technical and a very human issue to manage.

  • Panel Discussion (all presenters)

    Discussion topics include:
    • How can those security trust circles be connected and expanded?
    • How do we involve other regions?
    • How can we assist participation of smaller countries (organisations, institutions)?
    • What are the aspirations and potential outcomes of a truly interconnected worldwide R&E security trust circles' network?
    • What conditions need to be met for aspirations to become reality?


Speaker Mark Wolff CANARIE, Inc. (Canada's National Research and Education Network)

Moderator Sigita Jurkynaite GÉANT

Speaker Chris Hancock AARNet (Australia’s Academic and Research Network)

Speaker Nicole Harris GÉANT

Speaker Paul Howell Internet2

Speaker Steve Kennett Jisc

Primary track Trust, Identity, and Security

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