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Nema problema – the slogan of the SIG-ISM Autumn meeting in Zagreb

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One of the best things about the GÉANT Community Programme is its inclusivity, meaning that anyone can join and take the initiative to organise a SIG (Special Interest Group) or TF (Task Force) meeting. This allows us to visit our counterparts in various European countries, see their offices, meet their colleagues and explore the cities they work and live in.

CARNET (the Croatian NREN) only recently started attending the SIG-ISM (Information Security Management) meetings, but earlier this year in Lithuania, when we asked them whether they were interested in hosting the next meeting, the answer was nema problema (no problem)!

And so, the SIG-ISM was fortunate to be invited to Zagreb, where CARNET hosted the 8th SIG-ISM Workshop on 21-22 October.

The group had not met since April and had many updates to share, from general information about risk management and information security governance, to incident and risk mitigation stories. Community presentations filled the agenda of the first day of the meeting; the second day was dedicated to three feedback sessions: on the annual Cyber Threat Assessment conducted by SURFnet, on the structure of the Security Baseline for NRENs, which is being developed as part of the Security work package in the GÉANT project, and on the work that the Business Continuity Planning team is doing within the project.

You can find the meeting’s agenda, slides and other materials here.

Everything at the meeting in Zagreb was nema problema – starting from the beautiful Croatian autumn weather, ending with flawless remote participation infrastructure at the venue, which allowed our colleagues from South Africa, the UK and Brazil to join the meeting. We would like to thank CARNET once again for their hospitality and for teaching us this very important phrase in the Croatian language.

The next SIG-ISM meeting will be a joint event with the WISE Community (Wise Information Security for Collaborating e-Infrastructure), hosted by Jisc in London, UK on 21-23 April 2020. The registration is now OPEN, please click here to participate.

If you are working on or are interested in the topics discussed at the SIG-ISM meetings, please do consider joining us!

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