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  • Whitepaper Cyber Crisis Exercise OZON download

    Knowledge base - The need for cyber crisis exercises in the education and research sector was clearly evident from the national exercise in 2016. The results and recommendations from this exercise have been published in a whitepaper, intended to serve as a guide for (ICT) policymakers and security specialists seeking to organize their own cyber crisis exercise.

  • Cyber Threat Assessment 2016 download

    Knowledge base - In Cyber Threat Assessment 2016 we list the most important cyber threats over the past year within education, research and business. This helps institutions to gain an insight into what is happening in the digital world. It allows them to take the right measures in order to strengthen their defences.

  • Report Fine-Grained Authorization and Role Management in SURFconext download

    Knowledge base - This report relates to authorisation and role management in SURFconext. It provides a general introduction to authorisation and access control. The report also describes the authorisation functionality currently provided by SURFconext and what possibilities there are for expanding this functionality.

  • Report Attributes and Attribute Aggregation, and Virtual Organizations as Attribute provider (trust and attributes) download

    Knowledge base - This report relates to managing attributes in a virtual collaboration. An identity provider (IdP) possesses all the relevant attributes of a user and transmits these to the service provider (SP) during login. However, this does not always proceed as it should. This report sums up the problems with attributes and provides possible solutions.

  • Report Non-web federated authentication download

    Knowledge base - This report analyses several methods for the federated authentication of non-web applications, such as e-mail clients on desktop and access to external storage from your computer or mobile apps. Three proposed methods and one existing method were examined. The OAuth v2 method has proven to be the most promising.

  • Report Access and Authorizations: Circle of Pain download

    Knowledge base - This report defines the obstacles in setting up a virtual collaboration in a federated setting (in the context of scientific research). How do you deal with federated entities, such as service providers, identity providers or researchers? How do you divide access control among service providers and platforms?

  • Report Proof of concept Calendaring download

    Knowledge base - This report presents the results of a proof-of-concept for calendar support in SURFconext. The purpose of the proof-of-concept was to combine the calendar dates of various agenda management service providers in a single interface. This means that the calendar functionality can be used by an OpenSocial group, irrespective of the provider.

  • Report COIN Gartner Feasibility download

    Knowledge base - This report describes the COIN feasibility study. COIN aims to provide a generic infrastructure to enable the seamless integration of service providers and consumers. Does COIN dovetail with market developments? Are there any known initiatives that would supersede COIN in the near future?

  • Report on scouting results on Dynamic Connectivity Technology. download

    Knowledge base - This report discusses the essential elements for dynamic connectivity. The report focuses on the main scientific and technical challenges relating to these essential elements in the context of dynamic lightpath provisioning.

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    Report Collaboration Infrastructure download

    Knowledge base - This report describes the Collaboration Infrastructure project and the results of the technology survey. This report will help SURFnet develop new services, such as generic/federated group management and centralised provisioning and deprovisioning. SURFnet will also be able to launch a proof-of-concept for the proposed architecture.