Security has been one of our organisation's strategic objectives for years. With the appointment of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Belnet shifts to a higher gear in the area of information security.
When the coronavirus measures were first initiated, Belnet made a simple videoconferencing platform available to its community. The solution allows the community to securely meet and work together online. In the meantime, many users have found their ways to our Jitsi platform. We have noticed that dozens of meetings, both face-to-face as well as large groups, are taking place simultaneously on a regular basis.
The number of successful ransomware attacks have been increasing the past months. We have several recent cases of Belgian schools, universities and companies that have been affected, and with as result that nobody could work anymore.
Que ce soit pour les cours en ligne ou la collaboration entre chercheurs, les institutions de recherche et d’enseignement ont besoin de solutions efficaces. Les fournisseurs de solutions Cloud actifs dans le cadre du contrat GÉANT Cloud Solutions prennent des initiatives afin de supporter la mise en place de ce type de solutions de travail en ligne.
Belnet will completely renew the optical backbone of the FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister. The project allows the Chancellery to make its ICT service offering available to other government organisations more efficiently and more quickly. In this way, Belnet further strengthens its role as a trusted connectivity partner of the federal government.
We inform you that we will not implement any upgrades or new services between Thursday, December 19, 2019 and Monday, January 6, 2020. Please note also that our offices will be closed between Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1 2020. Our offices will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.