Nicole Harris (Project Development Officer)

Nicole Harris (Project Development Officer)

Nicole Harris is a Project Development Officer at the Amsterdam office of the GÉANT Association - formerly the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, (TERENA). Nicole joined TERENA in March 2013 to support TERENA's task forces and contribute to technical projects. She works primarily in the security and middleware areas.

Nicole is responsible for TF-CSIRT, the forum for Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs). She also works alongside Jim Buddin to support the successful TRANSITS training programme.

Since 2010, Nicole has been involved in REFEDS (Research and Education Federations) as joint coordinator with Licia Florio and continues that role as part of her current responsibilities. REFEDS is the voice that articulates the mutual needs of research and education identity federations worldwide, and provides a range of working groups, advisories and services to enhance interaction and interoperability between identity federations. 

Nicole also provides support to the TCS certificate service, which is a natural complement to both REFEDS and TF-CSIRT.

Prior to joining TERENA, Nicole worked at JISC for 10 years, supporting a range of programmes and services in the middleware, research and open source spaces. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Children's Literature, which has been more useful in her technical career than people might think.