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Posted on 26 September 2016 by SWITCH
The cybercrime watchdog bites back

The story illustrates how cybercrime works and the importance of cooperation across national borders.


Posted on 26 September 2016 by UNINETT
Nordic clouds are happening

The NORDUnet conference is the Nordic networking meeting place. It brings together the networking community from Nordic universities and NRENs and connects the Nordic, European and global networking communities. In this year’s conference, in Helsinki, one session was devoted to Nordic Clouds, with presentations on Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Nordic cloud initiatives and services.


Posted on 26 September 2016 by RIPE NCC
All Quiet in the IPv4 Internet?

RIPE Labs guest post by Philipp Richter:

In 2016, IPv4 exhaustion is on everyone’s lips: four out of five Regional Internet Registries have run out of freely available address space.

As a result, the number of new allocations has stagnated , address markets have taken off, and address sharing mechanisms (for example, Carrier-Grade NAT) are on the rise as operators try to squeeze the most out of their IPv4 address space.

But what is really happening in the IPv4 address space? Measuring address space activity at scale is difficult. There’s really no single vantage point that can capture all the activity.


Posted on 21 September 2016 by Sigmanet
Cyberchess 2016 - annual conference on cyber security

As part of the European Cyber Security Month in Latvia, the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia (CERT.LV) in cooperation with ISACA, Latvia chapter, will organise the IT security conference “Cyberchess 2016”, which will take place in Riga, Latvia on 6 October 2016.
The conference will cover topics like quantum computing, privacy, responsible disclosure, ransomware, cybersecurity research and others.

Registration and the full conference programme are available:

Main conference language is English. Participation is free of charge, registration is open till October 3rd or until fully booked.
All interested are invited to follow video livestreaming here:


Posted on 20 September 2016 by GÉANT
​Latest issue ​of GÉANT CONNECT now published

The latest issue of CONNECT is now published! This special issue looks in detail at DI4R 2016, where Europe’s e-infrastructures (EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT​, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe​) join forces to host the first Digital Infrastructures for Research event, designed with research communities in mind and aiming to foster broader adoption of digital infrastructure services and promote user-driven innovation. Also in t​​his issue is an in-depth Q&A with GÉANT CEO Steve Cotter; a closer look at how GÉANT is helping to push forward the adoption of cloud services in the research and education community; how data sonification is helping sports medicine; getting to know the Canadian NREN, CANARIE; and much, much more! Click through now to read online or download the PDF.


Posted on 19 September 2016 by DeIC
Ten knowledge exchange fellows appointed

NORDUnet is proud to announce the designation of ten knowledge exchange fellows for the NORDUnet 2016 conference this week. They are travelling to Helsinki from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Khyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines and Zambia.


Posted on 19 September 2016 by SWITCH
SWITCH-CERT 20 years of fighting cybercrime

To celebrate 20 years of SWITCH-CERT, five experts discuss the past, present and future of IT security. Hannes Lubich recounts the history of Internet security, Martin Leuthold explains the general security issues we need to be aware of these days, Michael Hausding tells us why the registry is so crucial to security on the Internet, Silvio Oertli outlines the importance of the universities with regard to cybercrime, and Frank Herberg illustrates how the cybercriminals of the future might be able to exploit seemingly insignificant information.


Posted on 15 September 2016 by GEANT
NKN/GÉANT peering to boost EU-India collaborations

As part of a new international network being deployed by the National Knowledge Network (NKN) – India’s main NREN – a further 10Gbps of R&E connectivity is now operational between India and Europe. The new capacity is provided over two diverse cable systems from Mumbai to Amsterdam, where it interconnects with GÉANT via Netherlight. This is additional to the TEIN project’s EU-India connection which was upgraded from 2.5 to 10Gbps earlier this year, with NKN co-financing the link as a TEIN project partner.


Posted on 5 September 2016 by DeIC
Last chance for normal fee registration for NORDUnet 2016

September 8 is the last chance to register at the 'normal' price for the NORDUnet Conference 2016 taking place in Helsinki, Finland on 20-22 September. The conference will bring together the networking community from the Nordic universities and NRENS, along with their European and global colleagues for three days with focus on:
• Advanced applications of research and education networks
• Innovative infrastructure and service developments
• Security and risk mitigation
• e-Science and e-Learning
Along with a brand new unconference session, a row of side meetings and social events.
See you in Finland!


Posted on 5 September 2016 by DeIC
Ericsson to deliver optical transmission equipment for Danish NREN

A European tender for procurement has ended with Ericsson as the winner. Five vendors competed for the contract to supply optical transmission equipment for forskningsnettet, the Danish NREN run by DeIC. Ericsson won together with its partner, ECI Telecom. The new equipment is set to replace Alcatel equipment which has been operating since 2008. The new equipment allows for data rates at 100 Gbit/s. The existing gear may be configured with up to 40 channels per connections, whereas the new equipment allows for 88 channels.


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