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  • Best practice Researchers at VU, VUmc and UvA share the facilities at the O|2 Lab Building download

    Knowledge base - Researchers from 3 institutions – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) and University of Amsterdam (UvA) – are working together in the same building on pioneering scientific research in the field of human life sciences. This working partnership requires collaborative support at ICT level too.

  • 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.

  • Manual and script for organising cyber crisis exercises download

    Knowledge base - What to do when you are confronted by a cyber crisis? In 2016, SURF together with 28 organizations held a large-scale exercise, OZON, to develop skills, raise awareness and formulate recommendations. This document shows, based on that experience, how to set up a cyber crisis exercise in your institution: preparation, execution and evaluation.

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    Case: UMCs together in the cloud with Office 365 download

    Knowledge base - The University Medical Centres (UMCs) are moving into the cloud, making use of Office 365. The first step is the joint migration to Exchange and SharePoint Online in Office365. This will provide greater service continuity, reduce the effort involved in management activities, and deliver significant financial savings.

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    Case: Processors agreement clarifies responsibilities in relation to privacy download

    Knowledge base - Educational institutions and their suppliers often process personal data. The laws and regulations governing this are complex and constantly changing – e.g. the obligation that came into force in 2016 to report data leaks. SURF helps institutions with their obligations in this area, e.g. with the provision of a new model processors agreement.

  • 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.

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    Case: Collaboration on information security in secondary vocational education (MBO) download

    Knowledge base - Because of greater computerisation and digitalisation, information security is of increasing importance to educational institutions. As Hans Doffegnies (Summa College), Chairman of the MBO Taskforce on Information Security and Privacy explains, the MBO sector has achieved a great deal in this field over the past year.

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    Animated video about SURFconext Strong Authentication download

    Knowledge base - In August 2015, SURFconext launched its new functionality 'Strong Authentication', allowing institutions to more effectively secure access to cloud-based services linked to SURFconext. Better security is particularly critical for cloud services handling more sensitive data. Watch the animation about SURFconext Strong Authentication.

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    FAQ regarding the Framework of Legal Standards for Cloud Services in Higher Education download

    Knowledge base - Read the answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Framework of Legal Standards for Cloud Services in Higher Education.

  • SURFnet 2014 innovation report: Impactful Innovation download

    Knowledge base - For already more than 25 years, SURFnet has been a world leader in providing the higher education sector with innovative networks and services such as eduroam and SURFconext.

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    Conclusions and results of the Question Mark from the cloud experiment download

    Knowledge base - Three education institutions investigated the changes that affect technical management and system administration when an institution makes the switch from Question Mark Perception (QMP) ‘in house’ to QMP in the cloud. This investigation also encompassed the issue of security.

  • Report Future of digital identity for SURFnet download

    Knowledge base - SURFnet provides different services related to digital identity, including the flagship SURFconext service which provides identity federation functionality. This report describes what the most potential value-add for SURFnet and its institutions is in this area.

  • Report IPv6 security download

    Knowledge base - What are the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 and how can these differences be related to security? This report describes the specific security risks of IPv6 and which solutions are available. This report also contains many references to other relevant sources of information.

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    Conclusions and results of the ‘Secure testing in the cloud’ experiment download

    Knowledge base - The ‘Secure testing in the cloud’ experiment carried out research to see whether the Leerstation Zorg test environment is secure enough for summative testing. An important conclusion is that the supplier cannot be held solely responsible for security. Institutions themselves are responsible for correctly setting up the test workspaces.

  • Report Connecting Identity Management services to SURFconext download

    Knowledge base - The SURFnet research report ‘Connecting Identity Management services to SURFconext’ gives an overview of the Identity Management as a Service (IdMaaS) supplier landscape.