Thanks to the launch of the OCRE Cloud Framework & Catalogue project, GÉANT is favouring the research sector in Europe by facilitating access to a large selection of commercial Cloud services. The complete offer has been available since 29 January.
Last month, Belnet was appointed as the mandated organisation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Association for Belgium. The aim of EOSC is to create a new European web of data as a means of stimulating interdisciplinary research and thereby boosting science and the economy. Belnet's role within this ambitious project will be a coordinating and operational one.
In 2020, there is no need to doubt the threat posed by phishing. We could spend so much time trying to size the risk that phishing poses to our society, our organisations. I am not even sure I could give you an accurate estimation of this risk. There is so much unknown. However, for many of us, being targeted by cyber-attacks using phishing is now part of our typical day, or, at least, a typical week.
The month of October is traditionally dedicated to cyber security. We would like to draw your attention to 2 interesting initiatives: the European research and education network GÉANT is launching a campaign to raise cyber security awareness within its community and the national awareness campaign will be focusing on two-factor authentication this year.
During this corona crisis, Belnet is doing everything it can to respond to the changing requirements of the organisations connected to us. To this end we have recently made a number of emergency changes to increase the capacity of certain clients.
This year, the 36th TNC organised by GÉANT will be fully online and be accessible free of charge to all members of the R&E community. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to attend this prestigious conference in its new format, between 21 and 25 June.
Is your organisation involved in the research or academic sector? Then, it could enjoy the many benefits offered by the framework agreements of the OCRE Cloud Catalogue. For more information, here is an overview of the offer available from each provider.
The European research and education network GÉANT is launching an Innovation Programme to support innovative projects within the European R&E community. The funding - up to EUR 30 000 per project - offers a unique opportunity to enable initial development, establish or test new ideas.