Academic Security SIG


Most academic security teams face similar threats, problems and challenges with regards to information security. This SIG aims to provide a platform specifically for academic security team collaboration, sharing experiences and solving common problems. It is primarily intended to provide a forum for discussion in order to reflect on our collective experiences, focus on current challenges and envision strategies on how we could work together to improve security in academic environments, including research & education networks, university CSIRTs, and science/research infrastructures.

Goals & Deliverables

Our aims therefore (within an academic context/environment) are to:



Open but generally restricted to academic (research & education, NREN, University, etc.) CSIRTs with non-academic CSIRTs at the discretion of the chairs (please provide a motivation). Note: it is not a requirement to be a FIRST member to participate in the SIG though we do encourage it.

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