More than thirty technical and policy experts attended the First International Federation Peering Workshop that was held in Prague on September 3.
Participants from five continents explored the main drivers for creating identity federations in the academic community and discussed a range of policy issues relating to inter-operation of federations.
Training is available to equip National Research and Education Network (NREN) staff to establish and operate national and local Performance Enhancement and Response Teams (PERTs). The courses are open to NREN technical managers and to network engineers who are responsible for investigating network performance problems. The sessions are free of charge to attend and prompt registration is advisable.
The courses will be run in three overlapping streams, each taking one and a half days to complete. The first begins on 19 September 2007 and the last ends on the 21st. They will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, at the offices of SWITCH, the Swiss NREN.
TERENA staff and associates enjoyed a friendly exchange with a group of Japanese visitors last week, during a one-day meeting about middleware, in Amsterdam on July 11.
The 12 guests were representing research networkers from seven universities across Japan. They gave presentations about their Single Sign On (SSO) projects to allow access to multiple applications and services using just one set of login credentials, and about the development of eduroam® in Japan.
A selection of files is now available to researchers interested in evaluating cyber-attack detection methods, or in studying data from real life attacks.
The attack trace files can be downloaded from a website created as a spin-off of the LOBSTER pilot project, which has been monitoring Internet traffic across Europe since October 2004.
More than twenty members of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) from around the world attended a TERENA security training course in Bulgaria last week.
The Training of Network Security Incident Teams' Staff (TRANSITS) course took place near Sofia on 5-6 July.
Participants came from 14 countries to hear about the organisational, operational and legal aspects of running a CSIRT, as well as about technical issues and vulnerability handling.
Participants at a one-day meeting on ‘collaboration in data storage services’ have identified a number of promising areas for co-operation.
More than twenty people convened in Amsterdam last week, Friday June 29th, to begin discussions about establishing high-end storage services for European eScience and eLearning infrastructures, the challenges and how the speed and quality of such services could be improved.
Members of Europe’s community of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and representatives of groups developing Grid services agreed that they should explore how to come into line in the way that they deal with personal information about network users.
They met this week in Paris, France, for the fifth of TERENA's NRENs and Grids Workshops, a series of events intended to investigate how these two communities can share ideas and information.
A pair of one-day workshops drew 65 participants to Morocco’s capital city, Rabat, last week, for the first TERENA events to be run in that country.
Issues relating to the management of user identities formed the first day’s topic, on Tuesday 5 June, while the following day’s session focused on eduroam® wireless networking.