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23 March 2015
New Information Security Management group opens workshop for registration
Imperial College London, venue of the first SIG-ISM workshop.

Keeping up with the latest security threats, and developing initiatives to advance privacy and trust is a process dependent on collaboration. The GÉANT Association is in the right position to foster international partnerships, and has established a new activity in this area: SIG-ISM, the Special Interest Group on Information Security Management.
The group will hold its first workshop on 12-13 May, at Imperial College in London. Registration is now open.

The first SIG-ISM workshop is aimed at Chief Information Security Officers and all people interested in ISM issues. The main aim of the SIG-ISM group is to establish a community of security management professionals from among national research and education networking (NREN) organisations, who can develop, maintain and promote trust frameworks between NRENs, based on international standards. The group will also promote the use of international security standards and share best practices for security management, and discuss and promote issues of information security management of particular interest to NRENs.

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Unlike traditional 'task forces', which have a fixed-term mandate, a SIG is a long-term working partnership around a topic of common interest. SIG-ISM is one of the first groups to use this new model that the GÉANT Association provides to support community collaboration.

For more information about this new group, or to register for the first workshop, please visit the SIG-ISM web pages.